Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Monema flavescens
(oriental moth)



Monema flavescens (oriental moth)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Monema flavescens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • oriental moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Monema flavescens Walker

Preferred Common Name

  • oriental moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Cnidocampa flavescens Walker
  • Knidocampa flavescens
  • Miresa flavescens Walker

International Common Names

  • English: brown slug moth
  • French: cochlide cnidocampe

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Spinner-Arten, Assel-
  • Japan: Iraga

EPPO code

  • CNIDFL (Cnidocampa flavescens)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Limacodidae
  •                             Genus: Monema
  •                                 Species: Monema flavescens

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Chaetexorista atripalpis Parasite Larvae
Chaetexorista eutachinoides Parasite Larvae
Chaetexorista javana Parasite Larvae USA fruit trees
Praestochrysis shanghaiensis Parasite USA fruit trees
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite

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