Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenee)
Taxonomic position
Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae
Common names
Eggplant fruit and shoot borer, brinjal fruit and shoot borer
Habitat / Crop(s) damaged

Symptoms of damage are drooping and drying of terminal shoots; shedding of flowers; fruits with holes plugged with excreta; presence of pink coloured larva with brown head and sparsely distributed hairs on warts inside the shoot and fruit and grayish cocoons on the stem.
Pest status
A serious pest of brinjal throughout India, Bangladesh.
Natural enemies
Larvae are commonly parasitized by Trathala flavoorbitalis (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).
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Trathala flavoorbitalis Larval parasitoid