Little Bear Moth of the Genus Phykodes Rindsberg (Lepidoptera: Brachodidae): A Lesser-Known and New Pest from the Western Ghats of India


  • Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidya Nagar, Sector-29, P.C.N.T. (PO), Rawet Road, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra 411044
  • Prachee Surwade Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidya Nagar, Sector-29, P.C.N.T. (PO), Rawet Road, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra 411044



Phykodes radiata, Phycodinae, Cossoidea, Sesioidea, Ficus, cucurbits, new record, Western Ghats, Gaganbawda, Maharashtra, day flying


This study reports a new pest, Phykodes radiata (Ochsenheimer (Lepidoptera, Cossoidea) from a poorly known family of moths, the Brachodidae on Ficus from Western Ghats of India.


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Sureshchandra Kalawate, A., & Surwade, P. (2023). Little Bear Moth of the Genus <i>Phykodes</i> Rindsberg (Lepidoptera: Brachodidae): A Lesser-Known and New Pest from the Western Ghats of India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(2), 396–399.



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