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Antigastra catalaunalis
(sesame webworm)

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Antigastra catalaunalis (sesame webworm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 05 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Antigastra catalaunalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sesame webworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adult A. catalaunalis have a wingspan of 20-21 mm; forewings triangular with clearly pointed apex, ground colour light orange-brown.
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CaptionAdult A. catalaunalis have a wingspan of 20-21 mm; forewings triangular with clearly pointed apex, ground colour light orange-brown.
CopyrightK.V.N. Maes
Adult A. catalaunalis have a wingspan of 20-21 mm; forewings triangular with clearly pointed apex, ground colour light orange-brown.
AdultAdult A. catalaunalis have a wingspan of 20-21 mm; forewings triangular with clearly pointed apex, ground colour light orange-brown.K.V.N. Maes

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel

Preferred Common Name

  • sesame webworm

Other Scientific Names

  • Antigastra catalaunalis sionensis Caradja, 1929
  • Antigastra venosalis Walker, [1866] 1865
  • Botys catalaunalis Duponchel

International Common Names

  • English: sesame podborer; til leafroller
  • Spanish: enrollador del ajonjolf

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Sesam-Zuensler

EPPO code

  • ANTICA (Antigastra catalaunalis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Crambidae
  •                             Genus: Antigastra
  •                                 Species: Antigastra catalaunalis

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
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
BeninPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
BotswanaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
Burkina FasoPresentUK, CAB International (1983); Traoré (1993)
CameroonPresentNonveiller (1984)
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Walker, 1865
Côte d'IvoirePresentUK, CAB International (1983)
EgyptPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
EthiopiaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
GhanaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
GuineaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
KenyaPresent, WidespreadUK, CAB International (1983); CABI (Undated)
LibyaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MalawiPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MaliPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MauritaniaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MauritiusPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MoroccoPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MozambiquePresentUK, CAB International (1983)
NigerPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
NigeriaPresentChadha (1974)
SenegalPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
Sierra LeonePresentUK, CAB International (1983)
SomaliaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
South AfricaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
SudanPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
TanzaniaPresentBohlen (1973)
TogoPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
TunisiaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
UgandaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
ZimbabwePresentUK, CAB International (1983)

Asia

BangladeshPresentCABI (Undated b)
CambodiaPresentCABI (Undated b)
ChinaPresentCABI (Undated b)
IndiaPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-Andhra PradeshPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-AssamPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-BiharPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-DelhiPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-GujaratPresent, WidespreadKapadia (1997)
-HaryanaPresentRohilla et al. (2003)
-Jammu and KashmirPresent, WidespreadGurs and Husain (1998)
-KarnatakaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-KeralaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-Madhya PradeshPresent, WidespreadJakhmola and Yadav (1974)
-MaharashtraPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-OdishaPresent, WidespreadUK, CAB International (1983)
-PunjabPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Gurdip-Singh et al. (1989)
-RajasthanPresent, WidespreadUK, CAB International (1983)
-Tamil NaduPresent, WidespreadUK, CAB International (1983)
-Uttar PradeshPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
-West BengalPresentNath (1975)
IndonesiaPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-JavaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Kalshoven and van der Laan (1981)
-SumatraPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Kalshoven and van der Laan (1981)
IranPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
IraqPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
IsraelPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
JapanPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
LaosPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
LebanonPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
MalaysiaPresentCABI (Undated b)
MyanmarPresentWaterhouse (1993); CABI (Undated)
PakistanPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
Saudi ArabiaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
Sri LankaPresentCABI (Undated b)
SyriaPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
TaiwanPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
ThailandPresentWaterhouse (1993)
TurkeyPresent, WidespreadZümreoğlu and Akbulut (1988)
VietnamPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
YemenPresent, WidespreadUK, CAB International (1983); Hubaishan (1989)
-SocotraPresentUK, CAB International (1983)

Europe

CyprusPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
CzechiaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI (Undated b)
DenmarkPresent, Few occurrencesCABI (Undated b)
FrancePresentCABI (Undated b)
-CorsicaPresentCABI (Undated b)
GreecePresentCABI (Undated b)
HungaryPresentCABI (Undated b)
ItalyPresentCABI (Undated b)
-SardiniaPresentCABI (Undated b)
-SicilyPresentCABI (Undated b)
MaltaPresentCABI (Undated b)
NetherlandsPresentHuisman et al. (2009)
PortugalPresentCABI (Undated b)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentCABI (Undated b)
SpainPresentCABI (Undated b)
-Canary IslandsPresentUK, CAB International (1983)
SwedenPresentSvensson (2005)
SwitzerlandPresentCABI (Undated b)
United KingdomPresent, Few occurrencesGoater (1986)

North America

GuatemalaPresentCABI (Undated b)
MexicoPresentCABI (Undated b)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated b)
FijiPresentCABI (Undated b)

South America

ColombiaPresentHallman and Sanchez G. (1982)
VenezuelaPresentCABI (Undated b)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / external feeding
Growing point / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / webbing
Seeds / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Agathis (Braconidae) Parasite Larvae
Apanteles Parasite Larvae
Brachymeria Parasite Larvae
Bracon Parasite Larvae
Bracon gelechiae Parasite Larvae
Bracon hebetor Parasite Larvae
Cadurcia lucens Parasite Larvae
Diadegma Parasite Larvae
Dolichogenidea ultor Parasite Larvae
Elasmus brevicornis Parasite
Eocanthecona furcellata Predator
Eriborus Parasite Larvae
Euplectrus Parasite Larvae
Exorista ebneri Parasite Larvae
Mermis Parasite Larvae
Pristomerus Parasite Larvae
Spilochalcis Parasite Larvae
Telenomus thestor Parasite Eggs
Trathala flavoorbitalis Parasite Larvae India; Haryana; India; Punjab Sesamum
Trathala flavo-orientalis Parasite

Plant Trade

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Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Growing medium accompanying plants
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
Wood

References

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Ahuja DB, Faroda AS (ed. ), Joshi NL (ed), Kathju S (ed.), Amal-Kar, 1999. Influence of intercropping and mixed cropping sesame with pearl millet, greengram and moth bean on the incidence of insect and mite pests. Recent advances in management of arid ecosystems. Proceedings of a symposium held in India, March, 1997, 183-186

Aponte O, Gonnella E, PTrez M, 1997. Determination of the preference of Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on varieties of sesame. Boleti^acute~n de Entomologi^acute~a Venezolana, 12(2):135-140; 10 ref

Balachowsky AS, ed. , 1972. Entomology applied to agriculture. Tome II. Lepidoptera. Second volume. Zygaenoidea-Pyraloidea-Noctuoidea. Entomologie appliquee a l'agriculture. Tome II. Lepidopteres. Deuxieme volume. Zygaenoidea-Pyraloidea-Noctuoidea. Paris, France: Masson et Cie, pp 1059-1634

Baskaran RKM, Mahadevan NR, Thangavelu S, 1991. Influence of intercropping on infestation of shoot-webber (Antigastra catalaunalis) in sesame (Sesamum indicum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 61(6):440-442

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey

Chadha SS, 1974. Effect of some climatic factors on the fluctuation of population of Antigastra catalaunalis Dupon. (Lepidoptera Pyralidae), a pest of Sesamum indicum L. Samaru Miscellaneous Paper, No. 48:23 pp

Cheema JS, Gurdip Singh, 1987. Biology of sesame leaf webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel) (Pyralidae: Lepidoptera) in Punjab. Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, 24(1):65-74

Choudhary R, Rai S, Singh KM, 1987. Economic injury level of the sesame leaf webber, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) in Delhi. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 15(2):136-141

Dora KB, Kamala T, 1988. Resistance of sesame (Sesamum indicum) varieties to gallfly (Asphondylia sesami) and capsule-borer (Antigastra catalaunalis). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 58(3):180-183

Goater B, 1986. British pyralid moths. A guide to their identification. British pyralid moths. A guide to their identification., 175pp.; [8 col. pl., 12 fig., 22x16 cm]

Gurdip Singh, Cheema JS, 1984. Alternate host of sesame shoot and leaf-webber Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel) in Punjab. Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, 21(4):645-646

Gurdip Singh, Grewal GS, 1989. Efficacy of new insecticides against sesame leaf webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) in Punjab. Journal of Insect Science, 2(2):146-151

Gurs SD, Husain T, 1998. Evaluation of sesame germplasm against the incidence of Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae). Shashpa, 5(1):69-72; 4 ref

Hallman G, 1979. Some observations on Trichogramma. Revista Colombiana de Entomologia, 5(3/4):13-18

Hallman GJ, Sanchez G G, 1982. Possibilities for biological control of Antigastra catalaunalis (Lep.: Pyralidae), a new pest of sesame in the western hemisphere. Entomophaga, 27(4):425-429

Hasenfuss I, 1960. Die Larvalsystematik der Zünsler. Berlin, Germany: Akademie-Verlag, 263 pp

Hubaishan MA, 1989. Evaluation of insecticides to control sesame gallmidge (Asphondylia sesami Felt) and sesame podworm (Antigastra catalaunalis) (Dop.) in YDR. Arab Journal of Plant Protection, 7(2):143-146

Huisman H, Koster S, Nieukerken EJvan, Ellis WN, 2009. Microlepidoptera in The Netherlands in 2006. (Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2006.) Entomologische Berichten, 69(2):53-65. http://www.nev.nl/eb/index.html

Jakhmola SS, 1983. Natural enemies of til leafroller and capsuleborer, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.). Bulletin of Entomology, 24(2):147-148

Jakhmola SS, Yadav HS, 1973. Some observations on Mermis sp. as a parasite of til leaf roller (Antigastra catalaunalis Dup.). Indian Journal of Entomology, 35(2):170-172

Jakhmola SS, Yadav HS, 1974. Varietal susceptibility of sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.) to Antigastra catalaunalis Dup. JNKVV Research Journal, 8(3/4):285

Kalra VK, 1986. Record of hymenopterous parasites from sesame leaf roller and pod borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel in Haryana. Haryana Agricultural University Journal of Research, 16(1):86-87

Kalra VK, 1989. Natural parasitism of sesame leaf webber and pod borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 17(1):9-11

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

Kapadia MN, 1996. Estimation of losses due to pod borers in oilseed crops. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 13(1):139-140; 6 ref

Kapadia MN, 1997. Biology of sesamum leaf roller and capsule borer Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel) in Gujarat. Gujarat Agricultural University Research Journal, 22(2):144-146; 5 ref

Karsholt O, Razowski J, 1996. The Lepidoptera of Europe: a distributional checklist. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books, 380 pp

Kumar S, Goel SC, 1994. Population dynamics of a pyralid, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) on sesamum in relation to abiotic factors. Journal of Entomological Research, 18(1):61-64

Mahadevan NR, Ganesh SK, Kandasamy G, Sivaraman MR, 1989. Evaluation of sesamum entries for resistance to leaf webber Antigastra catalaunalis Duphonchal. Madras Agricultural Journal, 76(5):300

Manisegaran S, Manimegalai M, Venkatesan S, Mohammed SEN, 2001. Effect of inter cropping on the incidence of shoot webber Antigastra catalaunalis in sesame. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences, 9(1):131-133; 6 ref

Manisegaran S, Manimegalai N, Venkatesan S, Dharmalingam V, 1998. Efficacy and economics of certain plant products on the control of sesame shoot webber (Antigastra catalaunalis Duphonchel). Journal of Oilseeds Research, 15(2):386-389; 7 ref

Megalai NM, Mahalingam CA, 1997. Screening of Sesamum entries against Sesamum shoot webber and capsule borer. Madras Agricultural Journal, 84(2):103; 2 ref

Murria E, King G, 1999. The biology of Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833) in the Mid-Ebro Valley, Spain (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Pyraustinae). SHILAP, Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterologi^acute~a, 27(105):139-141; 17 ref

Nath DK, 1975. Note on the insect pests of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(3):151-152

Nonveiller G, 1984. Catalogue of the insects of agricultural importance of Cameroon. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Institut Pour la Protection des Plantes, 15

Parenti U, 2000. A Guide to the Microlepidoptera of Europe. Torino

Patel AA, Bhalani PA, 1989. A new record of Diadegma sp. as a larval parasite of the sesamum leafroller in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Entomology, 51(4):474

Polaszek A, 1998. African cereal stem borers: economic importance, taxonomy, natural enemies and control. African cereal stem borers: economic importance, taxonomy, natural enemies and control., x + 530 pp.; 42 pp. of ref

Rai HS, Gupta MP, Shrivastava RN, 1999. Effect of date of sowing on shoot webber and pod borer incidence and yield of sesame (Sesamum indicum Linn.). Agricultural Science Digest (Karnal), 19(2):81-83; 6 ref

Rai HS, Verma ML, Gupta RN, 2001. Efficacy of some dust formulations against the incidence of Antigastra catalaunalis. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences, 9:17-119

Rath LK, Mishra A, Mukherjee SK, 1997. Varietal reaction in sesamum to leaf webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup). Insect Environment, 3(2):50-51

Rohilla HR, Chhillar BS, Harvir Singh, 2003. Assessment of yield losses caused by Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) in different genotypes of sesame under agroclimatic conditions of Haryana. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 20(2):315-316

Sanjay Kumar, Goel SC, 1997. Relative toxicity of synthetic pyrethroids against sesamum leaf webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.). Journal of Insect Science, 10(1):82-84; 5 ref

Sasikumar B, Sardana S, 1988. Siping borok (Jhum til) source of some valuable genes. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 5(2):183-184

Selvanarayanan V, Baskaran P, 1996. Efficacy of non-conventional insecticides against the sesame shoot webber and capsule borer Antigastra catalaunalis. Indian Journal of Entomology, 58(4):326-336; 9 ref

Selvanarayanan V, Baskaran P, 1996. Varietal response of sesame to the shoot webber and capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis Duponchel (Lepidoptera: Pyraustidae). International Journal of Pest Management, 42(4):335-336; 7 ref

Sharma SS, Kaushik HD, Kalra VK, 2001. Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis varieties kurstaki and aizawai against some lepidopterous pests. Annals of Biology, 17(1):91-94; 16 ref

Singh GP, Sinha RP, Singh SP, Hameed SF, 1992. Population dynamics and biology of sesamum shoot and leaf webber, Antigastra catalaunalis Dup. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of Entomological Research, 16(4):305-310

Singh UC, Singh R, 1997. Effectiveness of plant products against sesame capsule borer, Antigastra catalaunalis and phyllody disease. Indian Journal of Entomology, 59(2):187-189; 5 ref

Svensson I, 2005. Remarkable records of Microlepidoptera in Sweden during 2004. (Anmärkningsvärda fynd av smafjärilar (Microlepidoptera) i Sverige 2004.) Entomologisk Tidskrift, 126(1/2):21-33

Traore S, 1993. Insects of sesame in Burkina Faso. Impact of the two principal pests on some varieties. Sahel PV Info, No. 59:10-18

UK, CAB International, 1983. Antigastra catalaunalis. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests , (December) Wallingford, UK: CAB International.Map 452.

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

Zumreoglu S, Akbulut N, 1988. Investigations on the pests of sesame in the second crop plantations in the pgean Region. Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi, 12(1):39-48

Distribution References

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. In: Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey. 142pp.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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

Chadha S S, 1974. Effect of some climatic factors on the fluctuation of population of Antigastra catalaunalis Dupon. (Lepidoptera Pyralidae), a pest of Sesamum indicum L. In: Samaru Miscellaneous Paper, 23 pp.

Goater B, 1986. British pyralid moths. A guide to their identification. Colchester, UK: Harley Books. 175pp.

Gurs S D, Husain T, 1998. Evaluation of sesame germplasm against the incidence of Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae). Shashpa. 5 (1), 69-72.

Hallman G J, Sanchez G G, 1982. Possibilities for biological control of Antigastra catalaunalis (Lep.: Pyralidae), a new pest of sesame in the western hemisphere. Entomophaga. 27 (4), 425-429. DOI:10.1007/BF02372065

Hubaishan M A, 1989. Evaluation of insecticides to control sesame gallmidge (Asphondylia sesami Felt) and sesame podworm (Antigastra catalaunalis) (Dop.) in YDR. Arab Journal of Plant Protection. 7 (2), 143-146.

Huisman H, Koster S, Nieukerken E J van, Ellis W N, 2009. Microlepidoptera in The Netherlands in 2006. (Microlepidoptera in Nederland in 2006.). Entomologische Berichten. 69 (2), 53-65.

Jakhmola S S, Yadav H S, 1974. Varietal susceptibility of sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.) to Antigastra catalaunalis Dup. JNKVV Research Journal. 8 (3/4), 285.

Kapadia M N, 1997. Biology of sesamum leaf roller and capsule borer Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel) in Gujarat. Gujarat Agricultural University Research Journal. 22 (2), 144-146.

Nath D K, 1975. Note on the insect pests of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 9 (3), 151-152.

Nonveiller G, 1984. Catalogue des insectes du Cameroun d'intérêt agricole. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Institut Pour la Protection des Plantes. 210 pp.

Rohilla H R, Chhillar B S, Harvir Singh, 2003. Assessment of yield losses caused by Antigastra catalaunalis (Dup.) in different genotypes of sesame under agroclimatic conditions of Haryana. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 20 (2), 315-316.

Svensson I, 2005. Remarkable records of Microlepidoptera in Sweden during 2004. (Anmärkningsvärda fynd av smǻfjärilar (Microlepidoptera) i Sverige 2004.). Entomologisk Tidskrift. 126 (1/2), 21-33.

Traoré S, 1993. Insects of sesame in Burkina Faso. Impact of the two principal pests on some varieties. (Insectes du sésame au Burkina Faso. Impact des deux principaux ravageurs sur quelques variétés.). Sahel PV Info. 10-18.

UK, CAB International, 1983. Antigastra catalaunalis. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 452.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

Zümreoğlu S, Akbulut N, 1988. Investigations on the pests of sesame in the second crop plantations in the Aegean Region. (Ege Bölgesi ikinci ürün susam ekim alanlarında görülen zararlılar üzerinde araștıfrmalar.). Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi. 12 (1), 39-48.

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