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Tyta luctuosa
Biological agent type
Defoliating moth.
Plant species attacked
field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
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Tyta luctuosa larvae
Image by Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture.

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Site of attack
Mode of attack
The larvae are defoliators.
Destructive stage
Collection and release information
This agent is not available at this time.
History in Oregon
The defoliating moth Tyta luctuosa was introduced against field bindweed in 1998 and 1999 at the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Polk County and in 1999 in Douglas County. The moth failed to establish.
Release status in Oregon
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