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6 August 2019 A New Species of Sufetula Walker (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) Feeding on the Roots of Pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) (Bromeliaceae), from Costa Rica
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A new crambid, Sufetula anania, sp. n., is described from Costa Rica. We describe and illustrate the eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults. This is the first report of Bromeliaceae as a host for Crambidae, specifically in the roots of pineapple (Ananas comosus (Linnaeus)), although the larvae also were found on surrounding weeds. The general morphology and biology of the new species are compared to those of Sufetula sacchari (Seín), the sugarcane root caterpillar, a pest of sugarcane in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands.

M. Alma Solis, James E. Hayden, Freddy Vargas Sanabria, Francisco Gonzalez, Carlos Sanabria Ujueta, and Connor J. Gulbronson "A New Species of Sufetula Walker (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) Feeding on the Roots of Pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) (Bromeliaceae), from Costa Rica," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 121(3), 497-510, (6 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.121.3.497
Published: 6 August 2019
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