Leucinodes orbonalis, The Brinjal Borer. Host: This is a pest of brinjal (Solanum melongena) but also attacks other solanaceous plants. Damage: Younger larvae bore into the midrib and petiole of the leaf, resulting in drooping of the leaves. Brinjal fruit and shoot borer (BFSB) is a very important pest on brinjal and is one of the main impediments to brinjal production. L. orbonalis eggs are laid during the night on the lower surface of the young leaves, green stems, flower buds, or calyces of the fruits. General information about Leucinodes orbonalis (LEUIOR).


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The fore and hind wings are leucinodes orbonalis with marginal hairs and bears pinkish-brown spots. The adult size is 20 mm across the spread wings. Leucinodes orbonalis adult female, after copulation, lay about eggs within two to five days of their emergence.

The eggs are laid singly on the surface of the tender leaves, shoot or leucinodes orbonalis of the host plant during March-April. It can also attacks other crops such as other Solanaceae e.


leucinodes orbonalis Trap catches per m2 were found to increase with increasing number of traps from 3 to 6 but the difference in catch between 4 and 6 traps per m2 was not significant. The forewing ground colour is white, with a light- leucinodes orbonalis dark-brown basal area, delimited by a dark-brown to grey antemedial line.


The median area has a pale-brown, faint proximal discoidal stigma. Younger leucinodes orbonalis bore into the midrib and petiole of the leaf, resulting in leucinodes orbonalis of the leaves.

Larvae also feed on the tender leaves and flower buds causing dead heart. Behavior Eggs are laid singly rarely 2 or 3 on any part of the plant, preferably on growing parts. Larvae hatch in 3 to 6 days and bore into fruit under the calyx, or less often into shoots or mining leaves.

Leucinodes orbonalis (LEUIOR)[Overview]| EPPO Global Database

Leucinodes orbonalis holes are small and packed with excreta, often hidden under the calyx. Prevention and control Cultural Control A significant difference in the incidence of L.

Asari and Nair investigated the use of deterrents in Kerala, India. Relative humidity had no effect on fruit infestation in the first year but there was a leucinodes orbonalis correlation in the second year. Different concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers to the soil of aubergine fields in India Leucinodes orbonalis and Kashyap, Significant differences in pest incidences were observed between fertilized and unfertilized plots.