Diaphania indica, Cucumber moth is one of the serious pests of plant under cucubitaceae. It is also known as cotton caterpillar, pumpkin caterpillar. It infests. Cucumber moth – Diaphania indica Melonworm moth – Diaphania indica moth – Diaphania indica Diaphania sp.? – Diaphania indica. BF Diaphania indica. (Saunders, ). [Synonyms: hyalinata]. Wingspan c. mm. A specimen of the very similar American species.

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North American Moth Photographers Group. The larvae of this insect attack the young caterpillars of Diaphania. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Large caterpillars have two white lines along the back Photo 3.

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The adults hatch from the pupae after about days. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Diaphania indica Saunders These have been identified [2] as consisting mainly of E,Ehexadecadienal and E hexadecenal.

Female leg color Odonata. Inthe cucumber moth was moved to genus Phakellura by Francis Walkerand to Glyphodes by Edward Meyrick in Technology Biodiversity in India. There is a tuft of light brown “hairs” on the tip of the abdomen, vestigial in the male but well developed in the female. The natural range of this moth seems to extend from South Asia to southern China and Taiwanand south through Southeast Asia to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia ; it does not seem to extend to the Philippinesbut is widespread in Australia and is a pest of cucurbits in the northern part of the continent.


Document specific search options Title. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. They are about 12 mm long and 3 mm wide.

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Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Host plants are usually [ verification needed ] eurosids and include: Larvae grow to 15 mm long in about 3 weeks, at which time they are ready to pupate. They are laid in small groups on the growing parts of the shoot, usually on the underside of the leaves or on buds and flowers. It is formed by long scales which are carried in a diaphana on each side of the 7th abdominal segment, from where they can be everted to form the tufts.

Diaphania indica Saunders Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. The vinculum is almost quadratic, and the anellus forms a small triangular plate which is more strongly sclerotized. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All pages needing factual verification Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from October Retrieved from ” https: Heiman on 19 November, – 8: Uses and Management Uses and Management.


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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diaphania indica. The adult is very obvious Photo 5. After the fruit starts to develop, the larvae can chew shallow holes in the surface, especially where the fruit is in close contact with the diaphaina. Female abdomen size Odonata mm.

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Pupae are 10—15 mm long and usually found in the soil, under fruit or debris on the ground, or sometimes in a silken canopy in the leaves. Eudioptisusing specimens from Java. Male leg color Odonata. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Bugguide is hosted by: Diaphania hyalinata fiaphania abdomen mostly white like D.