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Erionota thrax is a year-round resident in the Hawaiian islands, where it was introduced from Guam in Aug. 1973. It is native to Southeast Asia and the East Indies (Scott 1986). Habitats are tropical woodlands and banana plantations. Host plants are trees limited to the plantain banana, genus Musa (Musaceae). There are multiple flights all year (Scott 1986).


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