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Tiracola plagiata
(plague caterpillar)

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Tiracola plagiata (plague caterpillar)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tiracola plagiata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • plague caterpillar
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tiracola plagiata (Walker)

Preferred Common Name

  • plague caterpillar

Other Scientific Names

  • Arcilasisa plagiata Walker

International Common Names

  • English: androng caterpillar; banana fruit caterpillar; banana fruit, caterpillar; cocoa armyworm
  • Spanish: gusano del cacao; gusano del guineo
  • French: noctuelle du bananier; noctuelle du cacaoyer

EPPO code

  • TIRAPL (Tiracola plagiata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Tiracola
  •                                 Species: Tiracola plagiata

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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: 23 Apr 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Apanteles priscus Parasite Papua New Guinea Cocos nucifera
Carcelia cosmophilae Parasite
Cotesia glomeratus Parasite Papua New Guinea Cocos nucifera
Palexorista solennis Parasite Australia; Queensland Citrus
Trichogramma minutum Parasite Eggs Papua New Guinea Cocos nucifera

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