Pg. 19-20 Cryptophlebia Species on Litchi – A Literature Review

The litchi moth, Cryptophlebia peltastica (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a wide-spread pest of litchi, Litchi
(Sonnerat) in South Africa. The species also occurs in Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion (Bradley, 1952; Quilici et al, 1988). In Reunion C. peltastica is considered to be the main fruit-eating pest of litchi. 

It is an African species and develops in the fruit of the doppruim (Papea capensis), pods of the Karooboerboon (Scotia
), the Pride of Barbados (Ceasalpinia pulcherima), flamboyant (Delonix regia), Pride of the Cape (Bauhinia galpinit) and certain Acacia species (Annecke & Moran, 1982; De Villiers, 1988). This species also attacks the macadamia. The litchi moth has not yet been recorded on citrus (Newton & Crause, 1990).

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