›› 2002, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (4): 556-558.

• RESEARCH PAPERS • Previous Articles    

Life history of the banana moth, Opogona sacchari (Bojer)(Lepidoptera:Hieroxestidae) in China

WEN Rui-Zhen1, ZHANG Gu-Ren, HE Guo-Feng, GU De-Xiang1*, LI Qiu-Jian2, LIU Xiu-Ling2, LIU Nan-Xin2   

  • Online:2002-08-20 Published:2002-08-20

Abstract: The banana moth, Opogona sacchari (Bojer), is a newly introduced exotic pest in China. It took 66 days to 135 days for the pest to finish a generation at 25.71±2.71℃ and 75.95%±5.02% RH, and might have 4 generations per year. The larval, period had the longest duration, 37 to 75 days, with 7 instars recognizable through the head capsule width, and was the harmful developmental stage. The mean number of eggs laid per female was 253.05±65.18 (n=20).

Key words: exotic insect pest, Opogona sacchari, life history, China