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A fruit-piercing moth, Eudocima procus, giving us a hint of its beautiful hind wings Eudocima moths do in fact pierce fruit and feed on their juices. Unfortunately for some crops, fungi and bacteria sometimes then penetrate the holes left behind, causing crop damage. Eudocima procus,Geotagged,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

A fruit-piercing moth, Eudocima procus, giving us a hint of its beautiful hind wings

Eudocima moths do in fact pierce fruit and feed on their juices. Unfortunately for some crops, fungi and bacteria sometimes then penetrate the holes left behind, causing crop damage.

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''Eudocima procus'' is a moth of the family Erebidae described by Pieter Cramer in 1777.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Feb 20, 2022. Captured Feb 1, 2022 21:13 in FRC9+Q4 Mazán District, Peru.
  • DC-G9
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm