Cactoblastis mundelli Heinrich
Synonymy and Types
Cactoblastis mundelli Heinrich, 1939, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 86: 359.
Type locality: Arequipa, Perú. Type deposition: National Museum of Natural History, Washington.
Heinrich (1939) noted that this species was easily recognized by color of the male hindwing that is dull white with a "faint smoky tint" and the "ocherous suffusion" of the forewings. Heinrich further noted that the female had a somewhat shorter ductus bursae than C. cactorum and that the male had a apical process of the gnathos that was nearly square when viewed ventrally
This species is known only from the type locality.
Life History and Larval Hosts
Life History: Unknown
Hosts: Austroylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpfordt) (=Opuntia exaltata Berger sensu Heinrich, 1939), an atypical host relative to other species of Cactoblastis.
Heinrich (1939, 1956)