Karamu shoot borer facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKaramu shoot borer
The wingspan is about 18 mm. The forewings are dull brownish with an inwardly oblique thick blackish fuscous mark in the disc at about one-fourth. There is also a small round blackish fuscous discal dot at two-thirds. The hindwings are fuscous grey.
The larvae feed on Coprosma species. They mine the leaves of their host plant, but also bore into the growing shoot tips, causing these shoots to wilt.
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