Diaphania indica, Cucumber moth is one of the serious pests of plant under cucubitaceae. It is also known as cotton caterpillar, pumpkin caterpillar. It infests. Cucumber moth – Diaphania indica Melonworm moth – Diaphania indica moth – Diaphania indica Diaphania sp.? – Diaphania indica. BF Diaphania indica. (Saunders, ). [Synonyms: hyalinata]. Wingspan c. mm. A specimen of the very similar American species.
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Unfertilized females are often seen sitting around with the tuft fully spread, forming two flower-like clumps of scales, which move slowly to spread their pheromones. Inspect the young fruits: Contributed by Maury J. They are laid in small groups on the growing parts of the shoot, usually on the underside of the leaves or on buds and flowers.
Diaphania indicathe cucumber moth diaphanai cotton caterpillarundica a widespread but mainly Old World moth species. Related observations Show all.
Natural History Natural History. Demography diapphania Conservation Demography and Conservation. Remember me Forgot password? This fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens. Preferably, use chemicals that are allowed under organic vegetable production. Overview Overview Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. Larvae grow to 15 mm long in about 3 weeks, at which time they are ready to pupate. Host plants are usually [ verification needed ] eurosids and include: Young fruits are also attacked: Send a request for permission.
Female abdomen color Odonata. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Apart from attacking the leaves, the caterpillars attack the flowers and reduce the number of fruits set.
At the end of the body is a group of hairs, rather like a brush. Checklists specific search options Observed during.
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Male face color Odonata. The wings are white with a wide brown border. Female abdomen size Odonata mm. After the fruit starts to develop, the larvae can chew shallow holes in the surface, especially where the fruit is in close contact with the ground. Female forewing size Odonata mm.
As implied by the common names, the caterpillar larvae of this moth are a frequent agricultural pests. They often pupate in these jndica, causing blemishes which downgrade the fruit. The pupae are in folds of the leaves. On Insects injurious to the Cotton Plant. Female face color Odonata. Typically, the leaves of the food plants are eaten. Or, Login with your user account:.
On occasion, the larvae have been known to damage the flowers. Heterocera from north Maharashtra india. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide!
Despite its characteristic appearance, the cucumber moth was described as a new species several times, leading to a number of junior synonyms. A preliminary diqphania of moth species collected in north Maharashtra is presented based on studie Tail Length Birds cm. Male abdomen color Odonata. Retrieved from ” https: It is formed by long scales which are carried in a pocket on each side of the 7th abdominal segment, from where they can be everted to form the tufts.
Male leg color Odonata. It is perhaps most noticeable as a pest of cucumbersbut this seems more due to the widespread production idica these than to the moth’s preferences; D. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification.
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Male thorax color Odonata. Female wingspot color Odonata. Glossary of entomology terms and Lepidoptera genitalia. Severe damage on cucumber by Diaphania indica. Hind wing pearly hyaline white, with a marginal black band broad at costa.