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Taxonomic status and morphology of the invasivealien species Opisina arenosella Walker (Lepidoptera: Xyloryctidae)
Author of the article:LI Hou-Hun1** YIN Ai-Hui1 CAI Bo2 LI Wei-Dong2 LU Zhao-Shan3
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China; 2. Hainan-Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Haikou 570311, China; 3. Fangchenggang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau,Fangchenggang 538001, China)
Key Words: Lepidoptera, Xyloryctidae, Oecophoridae, Opisina arenosella, Arecaceae, invasive alien species
Abstract:

         The coconut caterpillar, Opisina arenosella Walker, 1864 is a serious pest of Arecaceae plants in Southeast Asia that has recently invaded some cities and counties inHainanProvinceandFangchenggangCityin the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In order to facilitate the investigation and identification of this pest, we studied its morphological characters based on the field observation, the genital structures and the wing venations; we also discussed and clarified the taxonomic status of this pest. Photos of related morphology and biology are provided.

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