Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée, 1854 - Eggplant fruit and shoot borer , Brinjal fruit and shoot borer

Taxonomic Information

Leucinodes Guenée‎, 1854‎ species known from India. 

Leucinodes diaphana (Hampson, 1891). India: S India, Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri district, S. slopes, 3000 ft. 
Leucinodes melanopalis Guenée, 1854. India: Mhow, Central India. 
Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée, 1854 – Eggplant fruit and shoot borer, Brinjal fruit and shoot borer. India. 
Leucinodes sigulalis Guenée, 1854. India: Central India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1211
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat1111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka212
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland2
Odisha
Paschimbanga21111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1221
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal1
Total242433623453

Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée, 1854 – Eggplant fruit and shoot borer: Beta vulgaris (Amaranthaceae),Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Solanum melongena, Solanum tuberosum (Solanaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  3. Hayden, E. J. & R. Mally. 2013. Review of the Leucinodes group (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). Conference paper: Lepidopterists' Society Annual Meeting
    At: Gainesville, FL, USA. 
  4. Mally, R., Hayden, J., Neinhuis, C., Jordal, B. and Nuss, M., 2019. The phylogenetic systematics of Spilomelinae and Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) inferred from DNA and morphology. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 77, pp.141-204. For tribal placement. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée, 1854 – Eggplant fruit and shoot borer , Brinjal fruit and shoot borer. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/leucinodes-orbonalis, accessed 2024/07/12.