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EENY-508: European Pepper Moth or Southern European Marsh Pyralid Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller)

Figure 2. Adult European pepper moths, Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller), showing three identification features: abdomen has cream-colored rings (purple arrows)encircling it ; males have a longer, slimmer abdomen compared to females (green arrows); and cream-colored wavy lines (pink arrows) across the middle of the hindwings.

Credit: James Hayden, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry