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Citripestis sagittiferella
(citrus fruit borer)

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Citripestis sagittiferella (citrus fruit borer)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Citripestis sagittiferella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • citrus fruit borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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C. sagittiferella is a grey-brown moth, with a wingspan of about 27 mm. The forewings are yellowish or greyish-brown with darker scales along the veins and with a poorly marked median band.
TitleAdult moth
CaptionC. sagittiferella is a grey-brown moth, with a wingspan of about 27 mm. The forewings are yellowish or greyish-brown with darker scales along the veins and with a poorly marked median band.
CopyrightPeter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
C. sagittiferella is a grey-brown moth, with a wingspan of about 27 mm. The forewings are yellowish or greyish-brown with darker scales along the veins and with a poorly marked median band.
Adult mothC. sagittiferella is a grey-brown moth, with a wingspan of about 27 mm. The forewings are yellowish or greyish-brown with darker scales along the veins and with a poorly marked median band.Peter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
A caterpillar of the fruit borer.
TitleLarva
CaptionA caterpillar of the fruit borer.
CopyrightPeter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
A caterpillar of the fruit borer.
LarvaA caterpillar of the fruit borer.Peter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
An orange fruit damaged by the fruit borer.
TitleSymptoms on orange fruit
CaptionAn orange fruit damaged by the fruit borer.
CopyrightPeter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd
An orange fruit damaged by the fruit borer.
Symptoms on orange fruitAn orange fruit damaged by the fruit borer.Peter A.C. Ooi/Tropical Press Sdn Bhd

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Citripestis sagittiferella (Moore, 1891)

Preferred Common Name

  • citrus fruit borer

International Common Names

  • English: lemon fruit borer

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Pyralidae
  •                             Genus: Citripestis
  •                                 Species: Citripestis sagittiferella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Fruit / premature drop

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Cremastus Parasite Pupae
Rhoptromeris Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Trichogrammatoidea Parasite Eggs
Trichogrammatoidea nana Parasite Eggs

References

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Hussein MY; Rahman ASA, 1981. Role of the parasite, Rhoptromeris sp., in the control of lemon fruit borer. Malaysian Agricultural Journal, 53(1):45-51

Kalshoven LGE; Laan PA van der (Reviser and translator), 1981. Pests of crops in Indonesia (revised). Jakarta, Indonesia: Ichtiar Baru, 701 pp.

Khoo KC; Ooi PAC; Ho CT, 1991. Crop pests and their management in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Tropical Press Sdn. Bhd, ix + 242 pp.

Kuroko H; Lewvanich A, 1993. Lepidopterous Pests of Tropical Fruit Trees in Thailand. Bangkok, Thailand: Funny Publishing Limited Partnership/Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Moore, 1891. Nephopteryx sagittiferella, nov. sp., Moore. Indian Museum Notes, 2:21.

Robinson GS; Tuck KR; Shaffer M, 1994. A field guide to the smaller moths of south-east Asia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysian Nature Society.

Roesler RU, 1983. Die Phycitinae von Sumatra (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Heterocera Sumatrana, 3:1-135.

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Zhang BC(Compiler), 1994. Index of economically important Lepidoptera. Wallingford, UK: CAB International, 599 pp.

Distribution References

Anon, 1994. Index of economically important Lepidoptera. [ed. by Zhang B C]. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. 599 pp.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Robinson GS, Tuck KR, Shaffer M, 1994. A field guide to the smaller moths of south-east Asia., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Malaysian Nature Society.

Roesler U, 1983. Heterocera Sumatrana. Band 3. Die Phycitinae von Sumatra (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Gross-Rohrheim, German Federal Republic: Verlag Erich Bauer. 136 pp.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

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