Parasa lepida

Blue-striped nettle grub

Photo by DEEDI

  • Found in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea
  • Larvae have thick, green fleshy bodies with three pale blue longitudinal stripes
  • Cocoons are buried in soil or among leaf litter
  • Grubs chew holes in leaves; larger infestations lead to defoliation of entire trees
  • Long range dispersal through movement of infested plant material

High priority pest of: Mangoes

Scientific name: Parasa lepida
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol