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Egg: Adult females lay eggs on the leaves. The number of eggs laid by an average female varies from 80 to 253 . Eggs are laid during the night and eggs are laid singly on the lower surface of the young leaves, green stems, flower buds, or calyces of the fruits. Eggs are flattened, elliptical, and 0.5 mm in diameter. They are creamy-white soon after they are laid, but change to red before hatching. Eggs hatch in 3 to 6 days. Larva: Soon after hatching from eggs, young caterpillars search for and bore into tender shoots near the growing point, into flower buds, or into the fruits. Caterpillars prefer fruits over other plant parts. Larval period lasts 12 to 15 days in the summer and up to 22 days in the winter. Larval feeding in fruit and shoot is responsible for the damage to brinjal crop. A full-grown larva measures 18 to 23 mm in length. The larvae do not feed on or bore into brinjal fruit stalk (calyx) Pupa: Mature larvae come out of their feeding tunnels and pupate in tough silken cocoons among the fallen leaves and other plant debris on the soil surface near the base of eggplant plants. The color and texture of the cocoon matches the surroundings making it difficult to detect. The pupal period lasts 6 to 17 days depending upon temperature. Adult: Moths come out of pupal cocoons at night. Young adults are generally found on the lower leaf surfaces following emergence. Females are slightly bigger than males.
Damage: Within one hour after hatching, the larva bores into the nearest tender shoot, flower, or fruit. Soon after boring into shoots or fruits, they plug the entrance hole with excreta. In young plants, caterpillars are reported to bore inside petioles and midribs of large leaves. As a result, the affected leaves may drop off. Larval feeding inside shoots result in wilting of the young shoot. Presence of wilted shoots in an eggplant field is the surest sign of damage by this pest. The damaged shoots ultimately wither and drop off. This reduces plant growth, which in turn, reduces fruit number and size. New shoots can arise but this delays crop maturity and the newly formed shoots are also subject to larval damage. Larval feeding in flowers—a relatively rare occurrence—results in failure to form fruit from damaged flowers. Larval feeding inside the fruit results in destruction of fruit tissue. The feeding tunnels are often clogged with frass. This makes even slightly damaged fruit unfit for marketing. The yield loss varies from season to season and from location to location.
Predators Campyloneura sp (a bug), Cheilomenes sexmaculata (a ladybird beetle), Coccinella septempunctata (seven spotted ladybird beetle), Brumoides suturalis (three striped ladybird) Parasitoids Pseudoperichaeta sp, Phanerotoma sp, Itamoplex sp, Eriborus argenteopilosus, Diadegma apostata Entomopathogens Fungus (Bipolaris tetramera), Baculovirus, Nuclear polyhedrosis virus
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