FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Phryneta leprosa  (Fabricius, 1775)
Main synonym = Lamia leprosa    Fabricius, 1775
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Cerambycidae
Castilloa borer,     Susa tat-Tut
Further Information:
This bug was accidentaly introduced on the maltese islands with some wood imports. The larva feeds on the Morus nigra wood until it is ready to pupate and reach adult stage. When the adult emerges from the trunk fo the tree it flies off to mate and to find another tree. Galleries dugt by this pest are about 2cm in diameter.


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