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Paolo Mazzei,

Golden twin spot moth

Chrysodeixis chalcites

Golden twin spot moth (Chrysodeixis chalcites) is an insect pest of crops and weeds. It is a native of Europe and Africa and was first detected in Guam in 1997.

Easily recognized with its two silver spots and golden color, this insect is a pest of major agricultural crop hosts including tobacco, tomato, cotton, Cruciferae, legumes, corn, soybeans, potatoes, artichokes, greenhouse crops, and cauliflower.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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