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Metisa plana
(oilpalm bagworm)

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Metisa plana (oilpalm bagworm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Metisa plana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • oilpalm bagworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Metisa plana Walker

Preferred Common Name

  • oilpalm bagworm

International Common Names

  • English: bagworm

EPPO code

  • METIPL (Metisa plana)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Psychidae
  •                             Genus: Metisa
  •                                 Species: Metisa plana

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

IndonesiaPresentWaterhouse, 1993
MalaysiaPresentAPPPC, 1987; Waterhouse, 1993
-SabahPresent
SingaporePresentAPPPC, 1987; Waterhouse, 1993
South East AsiaPresent

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aspergillus candidus Antagonist
Bacillus thuringiensis
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Dolichogenidea metesae Parasite
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Pathogen
Pediobius anomalus Parasite
Sycanus dichotomus Predator

References

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APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

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.

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