Semiochemicals of Conogethes punctiferalis, the Yellow peach moth. Phylum: Arthropoda. Subphylum: Uniramia. Class: Insecta. Order: Lepidoptera. Family. PDF | Conogethes punctiferalis Guenee was found to complete its life-cycle within a shorter period in castor, followed by cardamom, guava and ginger under . This Caterpillar is buff coloured, and the final instar has several dorsal brown warts on each segment. Its habit of feeding on fruit and other crops makes it an.

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Knowledge Bank home Change location. Go to distribution map An early symptom of C.

castor capsule borer (Conogethes punctiferalis)

Larvae newly hatched from eggs laid conogehhes corn tassels feed on the pollen in the flowers, resulting in a decreased number of flowers and the postponement of flowering. In the later stages of an attack, larvae bore in the growing points and kill them, producing characteristic dead hearts.


Cultural Control Some cultural methods may reduce borer damage efficiently. Clearing conogethrs damaged orchards and fields of debris, scraping off the fruit tree bark in which C. Care in the transportation of possible host planting material and fruit between countries and continents may help to limit further spread. Host-plant resistance has been evaluated for cardamon in India by Miniraj et al.

Physical Control Setting light traps some fumigant on a cconogethes of cotton placed under a 60 W black light and sugar-vinegar traps containing a mixture of sugar, vinegar water and insecticide in orchards and fields may assist in the control of C. In China, covering the surface of undamaged fruits with paper bags to keep C.

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Cinogethes Control Few parasitoids and predators of C. Pheromonal Control Sex pheromones which attract C. In Korea the best attraction of males to various synthetic sex pheromone blends was obtained at the 7: In field trials in Karnataka, India, in cardamon plantations male moths the best ratio of these compounds was 9: Boo found that C. It may well be that these results are related to the taxonomic differences.


Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: EU pesticides database www. It is punctiffralis difficult to assess accurately the crop loss puntiferalis by C. In Andhra Pradesh, India, it is a major pest of castor.

In maize and sorghum, pollination is reduced because of damage done to the plant by C. Stems bored by C. Phong tru sau duc trai tren chom chom.

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