A network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests.
PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.
Crops > Trees, palms & pandanus > Trees > Ricinus, castor oil > Olene mendosa, castor oil, Vietnam, France
It looks like some Dasychira spp. and Euproctis spp. among the common lymantriids of Southeast Asia. O. mendosais highly polyphagous and castor is one of its host plants.
A member wrote:
The “confusion” stems from the transfer of mendosa from Dasychirato Olene in Holloway’s treatment of the Orgyiini within the Lymantriinae in the Moths of Borneo (as pointed to by Matthew Cock). Recent revisions of the taxonomy within Noctuoidea, has resulted in the tussock moth family Lymantriidae being demoted one rank, to a subfamily within the restored family Erebidae (see 1) Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) ZooKeys vol. 40 (www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/issue/40/) – and Zahiri et al. (2011) Syst. Ent. 36(4) (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x/full).