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Indarbela dea
(bark borer)

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Indarbela dea (bark borer)

Summary

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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Indarbela dea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bark borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Male body 11-12.5 mm long, female 10-14 mm; length of wings when expanded 20-37 mm, white with a slight admixture of black; thorax and abdomen covered with brown, scaly hairs.
TitleAdult
CaptionMale body 11-12.5 mm long, female 10-14 mm; length of wings when expanded 20-37 mm, white with a slight admixture of black; thorax and abdomen covered with brown, scaly hairs.
CopyrightNatural History Museum, London
Male body 11-12.5 mm long, female 10-14 mm; length of wings when expanded 20-37 mm, white with a slight admixture of black; thorax and abdomen covered with brown, scaly hairs.
AdultMale body 11-12.5 mm long, female 10-14 mm; length of wings when expanded 20-37 mm, white with a slight admixture of black; thorax and abdomen covered with brown, scaly hairs. Natural History Museum, London

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Indarbela dea (Swinhoe)

Preferred Common Name

  • bark borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Arbela dea Swinhoe
  • Lepidarbela dea

International Common Names

  • English: litchi stem borer

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Cossidae
  •                             Genus: Indarbela
  •                                 Species: Indarbela dea

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

ChinaRestricted distributionChien, 1964
-FujianPresentChien, 1964
-GuangdongPresentChien, 1964
-GuangxiPresentChien, 1964
-HainanPresentChien, 1964
-HubeiPresentChien, 1964
-JiangxiPresentChien, 1964
IndiaPresentDu, 1932
-AssamPresentDu, 1932
VietnamPresentWaterhouse, 1993

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Stems / external feeding
Stems / internal feeding
Stems / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Steinernema carpocapsae Parasite China

References

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Chen YX, 1981. Family: Metarbelidae. In: Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica: Iconocraphia Heterocerorum Sinicorum, Vol 1. Beijing, China: Science Press, 5-15.

Chien TY, 1964. Studies on the two species of litchi stem borer, Arbela dea and Arbela baibarana. Acta Entomologica Sinica 13(2):159-168.

Du PR, 1932. Principales maladies parasitaries du theier et du cafeier en Extrem Qreint. Bulletin Economique de l'Indo-chine, 35:367-415B.

Indian Tea Association, 1938. The occurrence and treatment of bark-eating caterpillars and borers. Tocklai Exp. Station (Memoir), 1:1-4.

Luo Q; Li Z; Li X, 1995. Trial for efficacy of insecticide 'KeNiuLing' controlling Cerambpcidae and Metarbelidae. Guangdong Agricultural Science, 1(124):40-43.

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.

Xu JL; Han R; Liu X, 1994. Tests on using 'DUZEN' for the control of litchi beetles. Guangdong Agricultural Sciences, 1:35-36.

Xu JL; Yang P, 1992. The application of the codling moth nematode against the litchi stemborer. Acta Phytophylacica Sinica, 19(3):217-222

Xu Z, 1983. Control of litchi stem borer. Chinese Fruits, 2:63.

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