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Lacanobia oleracea
(bright-line brown-eye moth)



Lacanobia oleracea (bright-line brown-eye moth)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lacanobia oleracea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bright-line brown-eye moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • bright-line brown-eye moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Barathra oleracea (Linnaeus)
  • Diataraxia oleracea (Linnaeus)
  • Hadena oleracea (Linnaeus)
  • Mamestra oleracea (Linnaeus)
  • Polia oleracea (Linnaeus)

International Common Names

  • English: glasshouse tomato, moth; tomato moth
  • Spanish: noctua de las huertas
  • French: noctuelle potagere

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: haveugle
  • Finland: vihannesyoekkoenen
  • Germany: Eule, Gemuese-; Eule, Salat-
  • Italy: Erbaggivora; Nottua degli orti
  • Netherlands: Groenteuil
  • Norway: gronsaksfly; hagefly; tomatfly
  • Sweden: groensaksfly

EPPO code

  • POLIOL (Polia oleracea)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Lacanobia
  •                                 Species: Lacanobia oleracea

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

Habitat List

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Leaves / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Athrycia curvinervis Parasite Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Blondelia nigripes Parasite Larvae
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Larvae
Cotesia telengai Parasite Larvae
Eulophus pennicornis Parasite
Eurithia anthophila Parasite Larvae
Eurithia consobrina Parasite Larvae
Exetastes atrator Parasite
Exorista fasciata Parasite Larvae
Exorista larvarum Parasite Larvae
Microplitis mediator Parasite Larvae
Nemoraea pellucida Parasite Larvae
Pales pavida Parasite Larvae
Pelatachina tibialis Parasite Larvae
Peribaea tibialis Parasite Larvae
Phorocera assimilis Parasite Larvae
Phryxe nemea Parasite Larvae
Phryxe vulgaris Parasite Larvae
Pseudogonia rufifrons Parasite Larvae
Senometopia evolans Parasite Larvae
Siphona cristata Parasite Larvae
Spallanzania hebes Parasite Larvae
Steinernema feltiae Parasite
Trichogramma evanescens Parasite Eggs
Voria ruralis Parasite Larvae

Distribution References

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

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

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