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Moths

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Caused By:-     Various species of Lepidoptera

Description

A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera and have a wingspan of between 5mm and 80mm. Although Moths and Butterflies are very similar, they have many differences. Most butterflies fly during the day, and most moths fly during the night. The best way to identify a butterfly from a moth is to look at its antenna. A butterfly's antenna have knobs at the ends of their feelers, and the ends of the moth's antenna is either feather like or plain. Most butterflies rest with their wings held up above their bodies and most moths rest with their wings spread out flat. There are around 170,000+ different species of Moths and Butterflies, but unfortunately some species of Moths (and Butterflies) are damaging to plants, mainly due to the eating effects of their larvae. Do a search of Pests under moths and you will get a list of some that are detrimental to various plants along with a remedy for each.
Picture by Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture and David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org.


Control

Various detrimental moths and their larvae have specific control measures(see list from search of moths under Pests).


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