35.1275 Symmetrischema pallidochrella (Chambers, 1872)

Tuta absoluta <<Symmetrischema pallidochrella>> Caryocolum alsinella

Status and Distribution

Adventive origin. A singleton was attracted to MV light at Landguard Bird Observatory on 1st June 2019 by Nigel Odin and was identified by Jean-Fran├žois Landry, Ottowa, Canada. The specimen is considered to be of North American origin.

National Status: Adventive
Bradley & Fletcher no: -

Provisional map



A photograph of the moth and the genitalia (male) were published in the Entomologist's Gazette 72: 160-162.

Foodplant and Larval Feeding Signs

This North American species in known to feed on Physalis spp. (Solenaceae), as noted by Dr. K. Sattler based on information provided by Jean-Fran├žois Landry, Ottowa (Odin & Higgott, 2021).


Finding the Moth

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