Sabulodes aegrotata (Guenée),

Gilligan, Todd M., Brown, John W. & Hoddle, Mark S., 2011, A new avocado pest in Central America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a key to Lepidoptera larvae threatening avocados in California, Zootaxa 3137, pp. 31-45: 41

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Sabulodes aegrotata (Guenée)


Sabulodes aegrotata (Guenée)  ( Geometridae  : Ennominae  )

Sabulodes aegrotata  , the omnivorous looper, is a highly variable and polyphagous species that sometimes causes damage to avocado, citrus, and walnuts (Powell and Opler 2009). In California, adults are present year round, with populations increasing in the warmer months. Larvae cause economic damage by feeding on both leaves and fruit, leading to disfigurement and scarring of fruit ( Faber et al. 2010).