Seq # 220020005

Prays citri (Millière, 1879) Species

Last modified: June 29, 2022, 10:40 a.m.

Its native range is wide, spanning North and South Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and large parts of Australia.


Family: Praydidae > Genus: Prays > Species: Prays citri
Vernacular names
Citrusmot (NL), Citrus Flower Moth (EN)


1 adult at Edegem, AN, 2013-06-09, leg. L. Janssen. Afterwards also seen in other provinces such as OV and LI. These are most likely escaped animals from greenhouses and occurrences in Belgium are due to imported Citrus plants and fruit.


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The larvae feed mainly on the flowers, buds and young fruit of Citrus species.

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