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Spilarctia obliqua
(common hairy caterpillar)

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Spilarctia obliqua (common hairy caterpillar)

Summary

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  • 11 May 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Spilarctia obliqua
  • Preferred Common Name
  • common hairy caterpillar
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Spilarctia obliqua Walker

Preferred Common Name

  • common hairy caterpillar

Other Scientific Names

  • Diacrisia obliqua Walker
  • Spilosoma obliqua Walker

International Common Names

  • English: Bihar hairy caterpillar

EPPO code

  • DIAIOB (Diacrisia obliqua)
  • SPIAOB (Spilarctia obliqua)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Arctiidae
  •                             Genus: Spilarctia
  •                                 Species: Spilarctia obliqua

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: 25 Feb 2021

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Apanteles ater Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Apanteles obliquae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Apanteles ruidis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Apanteles vitripennis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Aspergillus flavus Antagonist
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Blepharella lateralis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Brachymeria compestris Parasite
Brachymeria rufotibialis Parasite
Campoplex collinus Parasite
Carcelia rasa Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia sumatrana Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cotesia flavipes Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cotesia glomeratus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Entomophaga aulicae Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Entomophaga grylli Pathogen
Eocanthecona furcellata Predator
Eocanthecona furcellata Predator
Glyptapanteles obliquae Parasite
Meteorus arctiicida Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Meteorus spilosomae Parasite
Microchelonus blackburni Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Nomuraea rileyi Pathogen
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Rhynocoris fuscipes Predator
Telenomus molorchus Parasite Andhra Pradesh
Trichogramma chilonis Parasite
Trichogramma perkinsi Parasite Eggs
Trichogrammatoidea australicum Parasite Eggs
Tropimeris indicus Parasite
Upupa epops 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)

Kumar CMS, Jeyaram K, Singh HB, 2011. First record of the entomopathogenic fungus Entomophaga aulicae on the Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilarctia obliqua in Manipur, India. Phytoparasitica, 39(1):67-71. http://www.springerlink.com/content/q58j067x90516h17/

Manjula, K. N., Kotikal, Y. K., 2018. Studies on major in sect pests of fenugreek and their management. Annals of Horticulture, 11(2), 141-149. doi: 10.5958/0976-4623.2018.00022.1

Sahidur Rahman, Khan MR, 2010. Integrated management approach for control of the pest complex of olitorius jute, Corchorus olitorius L. Journal of Plant Protection Research, 50(3):340-346. http://versita.metapress.com/content/121051

Selvaraj K, Gotyal BS, Satpathy S, Ramasubramanian T, 2015. First record of protapanteles obliquae (Wilkinson) (Braconidae: Hymenoptera) on Spilosoma obliqua Walker on jute crop. Journal of Biological Control, 29(3):169-170. http://journalofbiologicalcontrol.com/index.php/jbc/article/view/86154/66571

Distribution References

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

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

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

Fazal Said, Fazal Jalal, Muhammad Imtiaz, Khan M A, Sayed Hussain, 2018. General distribution of different arthropods species associated with sunflower in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: (a survey of Peshawar, Mardan and Swabi District:). Pure and Applied Biology. 7 (3), 1144-1160. https://thepab.org/index.php/journal/article/view/580/371

Manjula K N, Kotikal Y K, 2018. Studies on major in sect pests of fenugreek and their management. Annals of Horticulture. 11 (2), 141-149. DOI:10.5958/0976-4623.2018.00022.1

Prabhu Nayaka, Patil R H, Balikai R A, Mallapur C P, 2012. Seasonal incidence of soybean stem fly and leaf eating caterpillars in northern Karnataka. Journal of Experimental Zoology, India. 15 (2), 515-520. http://www.connectjournals.com/jez

Sahidur Rahman, Khan M R, 2010. Integrated management approach for control of the pest complex of olitorius jute, Corchorus olitorius L. Journal of Plant Protection Research. 50 (3), 340-346. http://versita.metapress.com/content/121051 DOI:10.2478/v10045-010-0058-5

Selvaraj K, Gotyal B S, Satpathy S, Ramasubramanian T, 2015. First record of protapanteles obliquae (Wilkinson) (Braconidae: Hymenoptera) on Spilosoma obliqua Walker on jute crop. Journal of Biological Control. 29 (3), 169-170. http://journalofbiologicalcontrol.com/index.php/jbc/article/view/86154/66571 DOI:10.18641/jbc/29/3/86154

Uddin M S, Rahman M M, Alam M Z, Awal A, Mazed M A, 2013. Insect pests of yard long bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis L.) in major growing areas of Bangladesh. The Agriculturists. 11 (2), 66-73. http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/AGRIC/article/view/17489/12265

Upamanya G K, Kalita N, Sarma R, 2013. Report of Spilosoma oblique on banana plantations at Barpeta, Assam. Insect Environment. 19 (1), 31. http://www.currentbiotica.com/Insect/Volume19-1/IE-V19(1)-13.pdf

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