EPPO data sheets on pests recommended for regulation. Fiches informatives sur les organismes recommand´es pour r´eglementation. Keiferia lycopersicella. General information about Keiferia lycopersicella (GNORLY). Background. The tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham) ( Lepidoptera,. Gelechiidae) is a pest of tomatoes in North America. It has caused foliage.
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It was later synonymized with Eucatoptus lycopersicella Walshingham. The abdomen is gray with the ventral surface very light dull yellow. Cultural Control Plant tissue, infested fruits and packing materials where meiferia may pupate should be destroyed.
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Populations can also build during the season following multiple use of broad lycooersicella insecticides which interfere with natural biological control. Secondary damage results when plant tissues become infected by pathogens and the plant dies or the fruit rots.
Living larva may show color differences lost in preserved specimens. This article on a moth of the Gnorimoschemini tribe is a stub.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Larvae usually begin feeding in leaf mines before moving to fruit, but may enter fruit soon after hatching. Consequently, chemical control is contingent upon frequent and accurate observations of fields for pinworm mines. The tomato pinworm in Florida. Management Back to Top Several sanitary measures should be followed because infestations lycopersicella result from shipment of pinworms in picking containers, crates, infested fruit or seedlings, and from populations perpetuated on plants left in fields after harvest or left in seed flats or compost heaps Poe Riley – University of Georgia.
Efforts to control other pests may have a beneficial effect on K.
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The February planting had 25 times more fruit damage per plant than earlier plantings; the lowest infestation occurred with October planting. Leaf mining pinworm deposit most of their frass at the entrance to the mine; whereas, dipterous leafminers will deposit frass throughout their mines.
Larva of the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella Walshingham. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Eggs are deposited in small clusters on leaves, but are seldom seen because of their small size.
The microspinule on each microgranule is shorter than the height of the microgranule. PDF – Dichotomous key to Gelechiid larvae. A generation can be completed in 30 days under summer conditions.
Description of the larvae of Keiferia penicula Heim. The oval forewings are light brown to gray with orangish or brownish longitudinal streaks throughout, giving the moth a speckled appearance. The lycopersicellla palpus is upturned. The tomato pinworm is a small, microlepidopteran moth that is often confused with closely related species, which have similar habits.
In secondary screenings, accessions of L. Content last updated September idtools. The adult emerges from this pupal cell two to four weeks later.