Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer


Name: Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer

Scientific name: Leucinodes orboralis

Type: Moths and Butterflies

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Snout moths

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Size: 17-23 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Pyralidae family, and Lepidoptera order. Wing is white, with brown spots. Wing is about 17-23 mm long. Larvas attack eggplants. Early hitting causes shoot tips of plant and plant decay. But in advanced stages, larvas dig tutus in eggplants that become unmerchantable.

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