EPPO Global Database

Cactoblastis cactorum(CACTCA)

Overview
Last modification: 2000-12-25

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CACTCA
  • Preferred name: Cactoblastis cactorum
  • Authority: Berg

Notes

C. cactorum attacks Opuntia spp. in South America, and has been introduced into other continents as a classical biological control agent for these cacti.


Common names
Name Language
Kakteenbohrer German
cactus moth English
prickly pear moth English
prickly pear phycitid English