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Diaphania hyalinata
(melon worm)

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Diaphania hyalinata (melon worm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diaphania hyalinata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • melon worm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diaphania hyalinata (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • melon worm

Other Scientific Names

  • Eudioptis hyalinata
  • Glyphodes hyalinata (Linnaeus)
  • Margaronia hyalinata (Linnaeus)
  • Palpita hyalinata (Linnaeus)
  • Phacellura hyalinatalis Guenée
  • Phakellura hyalinata

International Common Names

  • English: melon caterpillar; melon, caterpillar; melonworm
  • Spanish: barrenador del melon (Mexico); gusano de los zapallos; gusano del melón; oruga barrenadora de las guias y frutos; perforador del melón
  • French: pyrale du melon
  • Portuguese: lagartas das folhas das cucurbitaceas

EPPO code

  • DPHNHY (Diaphania hyalinata)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 26 May 2020

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / internal feeding
Inflorescence / fall or shedding
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Stems / internal feeding
Stems / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Agathis texana Parasite Larvae USA; Florida Cucurbitaceae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Cardiochiles diaphaniae Parasite Larvae
Casinaria infesta Parasite USA; Florida Cucurbitaceae
Gambrus ultimus Parasite USA; Florida Cucurbitaceae
Hypomicrogaster diaphaniae Parasite Larvae USA; Florida Cucurbitaceae
Nemorilla floralis Parasite
Nemorilla ruficornis Parasite Larvae
Pristomerus spinator Parasite USA; Florida Cucurbitaceae
Trichogramma pretiosum Parasite Eggs

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