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Artona catoxantha
(coconut leaf moth)

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Artona catoxantha (coconut leaf moth)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Artona catoxantha
  • Preferred Common Name
  • coconut leaf moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
TitleAdult female
Caption
CopyrightFranta Gregor
Adult femaleFranta Gregor
TitleAdult male
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CopyrightFranta Gregor
Adult maleFranta Gregor
Damage to coconut palm foliage caused by Malayan coconut moth (A. catoxantha) nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionDamage to coconut palm foliage caused by Malayan coconut moth (A. catoxantha) nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
CopyrightDavid J. Greathead
Damage to coconut palm foliage caused by Malayan coconut moth (A. catoxantha) nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Damage symptomsDamage to coconut palm foliage caused by Malayan coconut moth (A. catoxantha) nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.David J. Greathead
Parasitised pupal cocoons of A. catoxantha nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
TitleParasitized pupal cocoons
CaptionParasitised pupal cocoons of A. catoxantha nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
CopyrightDavid J. Greathead
Parasitised pupal cocoons of A. catoxantha nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Parasitized pupal cocoonsParasitised pupal cocoons of A. catoxantha nr. Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.David J. Greathead

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Artona catoxantha (Hampson, 1892)

Preferred Common Name

  • coconut leaf moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Arthona cataxantha
  • Brachartona catoxantha Hampson, 1892
  • Zeuxippa catoxantha Duponchel

International Common Names

  • English: coconut leaf skeletonizer; Malayan coconut moth; Malayan coconut zygaenid
  • Spanish: polilla de las hojas del cocotero
  • French: teigne des feuilles du cocotier

Local Common Names

  • Netherlands: klapperrups

EPPO code

  • ARTOCA (Artona catoxantha)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Zygaenidae
  •                             Genus: Artona
  •                                 Species: Artona catoxantha

Distribution Table

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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

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Argyrophylax fumipennis Parasite Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen Larvae
Bessa remota Parasite Larvae
Brachymeria apicicornis Hyperparasite Pupae
Brachymeria lasus Hyperparasite Pupae
Brachymeria lugubris Hyperparasite Pupae
Callimerus arcufer Predator Larvae
Eupelmus catoxanthae Hyperparasite Pupae
Euplectromorpha artonae Parasite Larvae
Euplectromorpha bicarinata Parasite Larvae
Euplectromorpha viridiceps Parasite Larvae
Eurytoma Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Eurytoma albotibialis Parasite Pupae
Fislistina infera Parasite Pupae
Glyptapanteles artonae Parasite Larvae
Goryphus bituberculatus Parasite Pupae
Goryphus fasciatipennis Parasite Pupae
Goryphus javanicus Parasite Pupae
Goryphus rufobasalis Parasite Pupae
Neoplectrus maculatus Parasite Larvae
Photoptera erythronota Parasite Pupae
Tineobius brachartonae Parasite Pupae
Trichospilus pupivora Parasite

References

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Alberti B, 1954. Fber die stammesgeschichtliche Gliederung der Zygaenidae nebst Revision einiger Gruppen (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Mitteilungen des zoologischen Museums Berlin 30, 115-480.

Bryk F, 1936. Fam. Zygaenidae II. In Strand, E., Lepidoperorum Catalogus, 4(71):95-323.

Efetov KA; Tarmann GM, 1995. An annotated check-list of the Palaearctic Procridinae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae), with descriptions of new taxa. Entomologist's Gazette, 46(1):63-103

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Gater BAR, 1925. Some observations on the Malaysian Coconut Zygaenid (Artona catoxantha, Hampsn.). The Malayan Agricultural Journal, 13:92-115.

Gater BAR, 1926. Further observations on the Malaysian Coconut Zygaenid (Artona catoxantha, Hamps.). The Malayan Agricultural Journal, 14:304-320.

Ginting CU; Chenon RDesmier de, 1987. Application of the systemic insecticide root absorption technique for the long-term protection of coconut palms and other commercial crops. Oleagineux, 42(2):63-73

Ho TH, 1972. Aerial spraying against Artona catoxantha Hamps. on coconut palms. Cocoa and coconuts in Malaysia. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 329-344.

Kalshoven LGE; Laan PA van der (Reviser and translator), 1981. Pests of crops in Indonesia (revised). Jakarta, Indonesia: Ichtiar Baru, 701 pp.

Lever RJAW, 1953. Notes on outbreaks, the parasites and habits of the coconut moth Artona catoxantha Hamps. The Malayan Agricultural Journal, 36:20-27.

Lever RJAW, 1969. Pests of the Coconut Palm. Rome, Italy: FAO.

Merino G, 1938. A report on the presence of the Coconut Zygaenid, Artona catoxantha in the province of Palawan. Philippine Journal of Agriculture, 9:31-37.

Ooi AC P; Yunus A; Goh KG; Balasubramaniam A, 1975. Control of the coconut leaf moth, Artona catoxantha Hamps.: trunk injection technique. Malaysian Agricultural Journal, 50(2):159-168

Piepers et Snellen MM, 1903. Énumération des LépidoptFres HétérocFres de Java. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 45:151-242.

Pratt HC, 1909. A lepidopterous pest of coconuts, Brachartona catoxantha Hamps: (Zygaenidae). Department of Agriculture, Federated Malay States, Bulletin 4, 1-6.

Totthill JD; Taylor THC; Paine RW, 1930. The Coconut Moth in Fiji, a history of its control by means of parasites. London, UK: The Imperial Bureau of Entomology.

van der Vecht J, 1950a. The Coconut Leaf Moth (Artona catoxantha Hamps.). Part I. Life history and habits of Artona catoxantha, its parasites and hyperparasites. Contributions of the General Agricultural research Station, Bogor 110.

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Wirjosuhardjo S, 1969. Laboratory observations on Artona control by fogging at Kulon Progo in 1960. Ilmu Pertanian, 1:149-163

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