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Cotton web spinner
Achyra affinitalis female.jpg
Female
Achyra affinitalis male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Botys affinitalis Lederer, 1863
  • Loxostege ustalis
  • Nymphula sordida Butler, 1886
  • Scopula turbidalis Walker, 1866
  • Scopula ustalis Walker, [1866]

Achyra affinitalis, the cotton web spinner, is a moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by Julius Lederer in 1863 and is found in Australia and New Zealand.

Description

The wingspan is about 20 mm.

Host plants

The larvae feed on Helianthus annuus, Medicago sativa, Linum usatissimum, Gossypium hirsutum, Sorghum bicolor and Atriplex species.

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