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Hypsipyla robusta
(cedar shoot, borer)

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Hypsipyla robusta (cedar shoot, borer)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hypsipyla robusta
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cedar shoot, borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hypsipyla robusta (Moore)

Preferred Common Name

  • cedar shoot, borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Crocidomera robusta (Moore)
  • Hypsipyla pagodella Ragonot
  • Nephopteryx robusta (Moore)

International Common Names

  • English: mahagony and toona, shootborer; red-cedar tip, moth

Local Common Names

  • Netherlands: Mahonie en soeren topboorder; Soeren en mahonie topboorder

EPPO code

  • HYPYRO (Hypsipyla robusta)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 15 Dec 2020

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Growing point / internal feeding; boring

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Acanthaspis rama Predator
Acridotheres tristis Predator
Amorphoscelis indica Predator
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Carabidae Predator Larvae
Catascopus facialis Predator Larvae
Colliuris bimaculata Predator Larvae
Funambulus pennanti Predator
Protomicroplitis austrina Parasite Larvae
Tetraponera rufonigra Predator
Trichogrammatoidea robusta Parasite Eggs

References

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Cunningham, S. A., Floyd, R. B., 2004. Leaf compositional differences predict variation in Hypsipyla robusta damage to Toona ciliata in field trials. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34(3), 642-648. doi: 10.1139/x03-228

Cunningham, S. A., Floyd, R. B., Griffiths, M. W., Wylie, F. R., 2005. Patterns of host use by the shoot-borer Hypsipyla robusta (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera) comparing five Meliaceae tree species in Asia and Australia. Forest Ecology and Management, 205(1/3), 351-357. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.10.042

Hossain, M. A., Hossain, M. M., Azad, A. K., Islam, M. A., 2004. Shoot borer, Hypsipyla robusta Moore (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) infestation on Chukrasia velutina Wight et Arn. in hilly areas of Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7(5), 848-851. doi: 10.3923/pjbs.2004.848.851

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

Mo, J., Tanton, M. T., Bygrave, F. L., 1997. Temporal and inter-tree variations of attack by Hypsipyla robusta Moore (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Australian red cedar (Toona australis (F. Muell.) Harmes). Forest Ecology and Management, 96(1/2), 139-146. doi: 10.1016/S0378-1127(97)00017-0

Mo, J., Tanton, M. T., Bygrave, F. L., 1997. Within-tree distribution of attack by Hypsipyla robusta Moore (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Australian red cedar (Toona australis (F. Muell.) Harmes). Forest Ecology and Management, 96(1/2), 147-154. doi: 10.1016/S0378-1127(97)00018-2

Roberts, H., 1969. Forest insects of Nigeria with notes on their biology and distribution. In: Inst. Pap. Commonw. For. Inst , (44) : Oxford.206 pp.

Sangha, K. S., 2000. Hypsipyla robusta, tun (Toona ciliata) fruit and shoot borer outbreak [in] Punjab. Annals of Forestry, 8(2), 287-288.

Verma, T. D., Kaul, N., 2001. Biology and impact of Hypsipyla robusta (Moore) on Toona ciliata M. Roem. in Himachal Pradesh. In: Hypsipyla shoot borers in Meliaceae. Proceedings of an International Workshop held at Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20-23 August 1996, [ed. by Floyd, R. B., Hauxwell, C.]. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 81-84.

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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

Chen YingLin, Cha GuangLin, 1998. The biology and control of Hypsipyla robusta (Moore). Journal of Beijing Forestry University. 20 (4), 59-64.

Cunningham S A, Floyd R B, 2004. Leaf compositional differences predict variation in Hypsipyla robusta damage to Toona ciliata in field trials. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 34 (3), 642-648. DOI:10.1139/x03-228

Hossain M A, Hossain M M, Azad A K, Islam M A, 2004. Shoot borer, Hypsipyla robusta Moore (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) infestation on Chukrasia velutina Wight et Arn. in hilly areas of Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 7 (5), 848-851. DOI:10.3923/pjbs.2004.848.851

Roberts H, 1969. Forest insects of Nigeria with notes on their biology and distribution. In: Inst. Pap. Commonw. For. Inst. Oxford. 206 pp.

Sangha K S, 2000. Hypsipyla robusta, tun (Toona ciliata) fruit and shoot borer outbreak [in] Punjab. Annals of Forestry. 8 (2), 287-288.

Verma T D, Kaul N, 2001. Biology and impact of Hypsipyla robusta (Moore) on Toona ciliata M. Roem. in Himachal Pradesh. In: Hypsipyla shoot borers in Meliaceae. Proceedings of an International Workshop held at Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20-23 August 1996. [ed. by Floyd R B, Hauxwell C]. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 81-84.

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