Leucinodes orbonalis

Egg Plant / Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer

Host crop



Leucinodes orbonalis, the eggplant fruit and shoot borer or brinjal fruit and shoot borer, is a moth species in the genus Leucinodes. It is found throughout the tropics in Asia and Africa. Brinjal fruit and shoot borer (BFSB) is a very important pest on brinjal and is one of the main impediments to brinjal production. It is an internal borer which damages the tender shoots and fruits. The yield loss varies from season to season and from location to location. It can also attack other crops such as other Solanaceae (e.g. potato, tomato), mango, sweet potato and pea

Life cycle

The adult female, after copulation, lay about 250 eggs within two to five days of their emergence. The eggs are laid singly on the surface of the tender leaves, shoot or fruits of the host plant during March-April. The eggs are white and flat in appearance. Within 3 to 5 days larvae hatch out from the eggs. The larva enters the plant tissues immediately after their hatching and after five moultings it becomes fully matured. The fully grown larva is stout, pink coloured with brown head. The matured larva comes out of the host tissues and forms pupa among the fallen leaves or on the surface of stem and fruits of the host plant. Pupation occurs inside a grey, tough cocoon. The pupal stage lasts for 6 to 8 days, after which adult appears. The adult moths live for two to five day. The life cycle is completed in 21-43 days. There are five overlapping generations in their active phase in a year. During winter the larvae hibernates inside the soil.

Pest Identification

Brinjal Fruit And Shoot Borer (BFSB) is a very dangerous pest of brinjal .It not only reduce the yield bay making holes in shoot as well as in fruits bust also reduces the aesthetic value of the frits so loss get doubled .It is a monophagous pest feeds only a brinjal. The normal control measure like spraying of pesticide does not solve the problem instead making the endowment polluted,ecological disturbance and vegetables poisoning . The Adults Is grayish brown moth with wing .The Fore And Wings are provide with marginal hairs an bears pinkish -brown spot the above size 20 mm across the spared wings.

It is the most important and destructive pest of brinjal in India. Sometimes, it also seriously infests potatoes. Damage to the plant is caused mainly by the larvae, which bores through the terminal part of the midrib of large leaves and tender shoots to cause “dead hearts”. Later on, it also enters into flower buds and fruits. The infested terminal shoots and fruits ultimately drop out. The pest can cause 70 to 100% damage to the brinjal crops and up to 40% damage to the potato crops

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