Appendix A: (Erebidae / Arctiinae)
72.0252 [B&F: 2073] Satin Stowaway (Antichloris viridis) Druce, 1884


Notes: Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in bananas from Central and South America, most likely to be found in the larval form in fruit from greengrocers and supermarkets, first recorded in Britain in Hertfordshire in July 1977. The first county record was of one reared from a pupa on a banana in Brockenhurst, 1974 (previously referred to 2074a Antichloris eriphia). Two further records have been accepted, in Winchester in 2001 and from Fyffes warehouse in Basingstoke in 2003. It is necessary to breed any larvae found on imported bananas to correctly identify Antichloris sp. Larva feeds on Banana, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, occurrence should be reported to MAFF Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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