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  Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica)





Cucumber Moth | Diaphania indica photo
Cucumber Moth

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Cucumber Moth | Diaphania indica photo
The Cucumber Moth has a tuft of brown hairs on the tip of the abdomen. The tuft on the end of the abdomen of the female is bushier than that of the male.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



CUCUMBER MOTH FACTS

Identification
The adult Cucumber Moth has white translucent wings with broad dark brown borders. There is a tuft of brown hairs on the tip of the abdomen. The tuft on the end of the abdomen of the female is bushier than that of the male.

Size
wingspan 3cm

Food
Diaphania indica is a pest on various members of the Cucurbitae family including Cucumber and Melon.

Range
Found in Asia and much of tropical and sub-tropical Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Crambidae
Genus:Diaphania
Species:indica
Common Name:Cucumber Moth