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Diaphania  spp.

Cucurbit moths


  • Cucurbit moths belong to the order Lepidoptera (adults are butterflies), to the Crambidae family and to the genus Diaphania . They are subservient to the plants of the Cucurbitaceae family.
  • Sensitive crops include cucumbers, giraumons, zucchini and squash.
  • Three species are found: two species known as "twins" Diaphania hyalinata (melon moth) and Diaphania indica (cucumber moth), and Diaphania nitidalis (cucumber moth)
Last change : 11/16/21