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Conogethes punctiferalis
(castor capsule borer)

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Conogethes punctiferalis (castor capsule borer)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Conogethes punctiferalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • castor capsule borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adults yellow, 12 mm long, with many black spots on wings, thorax and abdomen: 25-30 spots on forewing, ca 15 on hindwing, 3-4 on abdominal dorsum (except 2nd segment), 2 on 8th segment. Number and distribution of spots differs between individuals fed on different host plants.
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CaptionAdults yellow, 12 mm long, with many black spots on wings, thorax and abdomen: 25-30 spots on forewing, ca 15 on hindwing, 3-4 on abdominal dorsum (except 2nd segment), 2 on 8th segment. Number and distribution of spots differs between individuals fed on different host plants.
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Adults yellow, 12 mm long, with many black spots on wings, thorax and abdomen: 25-30 spots on forewing, ca 15 on hindwing, 3-4 on abdominal dorsum (except 2nd segment), 2 on 8th segment. Number and distribution of spots differs between individuals fed on different host plants.
AdultAdults yellow, 12 mm long, with many black spots on wings, thorax and abdomen: 25-30 spots on forewing, ca 15 on hindwing, 3-4 on abdominal dorsum (except 2nd segment), 2 on 8th segment. Number and distribution of spots differs between individuals fed on different host plants.©Natural History Museum, London

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée)

Preferred Common Name

  • castor capsule borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Cognogethes punctiferalis
  • Dichocrocis punctiferalis (Guenée)

International Common Names

  • English: castor borer; castor seed caterpillar; corn moth; peach moth; peach pyralid moth; shoot borer; yellow peach moth
  • Spanish: palomilla del melocotonero
  • French: pyrale du maïs; pyrale du pecher

Local Common Names

  • Germany: zuensler-art
  • Japan: momo-no-gomadara-nomeiga

EPPO code

  • DICHPU (Dichocrocis punctiferalis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Crambidae
  •                             Genus: Conogethes
  •                                 Species: Conogethes punctiferalis

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: 30 Jun 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

BruneiPresent
CambodiaPresent
ChinaPresent, Widespread
-AnhuiPresent
-BeijingPresent
-FujianPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-GuangxiPresent
-HebeiPresent
-HenanPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
-JiangsuPresentOriginal citation: Wu et al., 1992
-JiangxiPresent
-LiaoningPresent
-ShaanxiPresentOriginal citation: Li, 1989
-ShandongPresent
-ShanxiPresent
-SichuanPresent
-TibetPresent, Few occurrences
-YunnanPresent
-ZhejiangPresent
IndiaPresent
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-GujaratPresent
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-NagalandPresent
-PunjabPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
IndonesiaPresent
-JavaPresent
JapanPresent
-HonshuPresent
LaosPresent
MalaysiaPresent
MyanmarPresent
NepalPresent
North KoreaPresent
PhilippinesPresent
South KoreaPresent, Localized
Sri LankaPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
VietnamPresent, Localized

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-QueenslandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Post-harvest, Seedling stage, Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / premature drop
Growing point / dead heart
Growing point / external feeding
Growing point / internal feeding; boring
Leaves / internal feeding
Leaves / webbing
Stems / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Apechthis scapulifera Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite Arthropods|Pupae
Brachymeria nosatoi Parasite
Bracon hebetor Parasite
Palexorista parachrysops Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Phanerotoma hendecasiella Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Scambus persimilis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Steinernema glaseri Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Trathala flavoorbitalis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Xanthopimpla Parasite Arthropods|Larvae

References

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Gill HS, Mann GS, 2008. Effect of management strategies for Bactocera dorsalis (Hendel) on Dichocrocis punctiferalis Guenee infestation in guava orchards. Journal of Insect Science (Ludhiana), 21(2):133-138.

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