Tag: fabaceae

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More

Shoemaker butterfly

Prepona laertes, a butterfly species native to tropical South and Central America, has been detected in Broward county, Florida. This insect, also known as the shoemaker butterfly, was first detected in this location in August 2013, but populations… Read More

Detection of a bean pod borer moth, Maruca vitrata, in Florida

Bean pod borer moth, Maruca vitrata, is a significant pest of legume plants (Fabaceae). The caterpillars feed on a wide range of plants in the legume family.  They are currently found in Mexico and other pantropical regions. In Florida,… Read More