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Old Wednesday 14th August 2019, 16:00   #1
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Moth Rome

Hi all

Regular visitor to Italy and ex resident but never seen these before. Day flying and very obvious. Any pointers?

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Old Wednesday 14th August 2019, 16:03   #2
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Sorry seem I can't upload the photo from my phone will try later when I have a computer
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Old Wednesday 14th August 2019, 17:50   #4
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Palm Moth (Paysandisia archon). A South American species accidentally introduced to Southern Europe, where it's now a pest (though I'd love to see one!)

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Palm Moth (Paysandisia archon). A South American species accidentally introduced to Southern Europe, where it's now a pest (though I'd love to see one!)

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I've always known it as Palm Borer.
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I guess strictly speaking Palm Borer would refer to the caterpillar (as with Cotton Boll Worm, etc.). It's a serious pest, even affecting 'native' palms (i.e. Dwarf, or Fan, Palms).
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