EPPO Global Database

Leucinodes orbonalis(LEUIOR)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, invalid record
From CABI Pest map 364 (1976): Present, no details
Earlier records are misidentifications. Taxonomic studies (Mally et al., 2015) showed that L. orbonalis does not occur in Africa (other Leucinodes species are present).
* Mally R, Korycinska A, Agassiz DJL, Hall J, Hodgetts J, Nuss M (2015) Discovery of an unknown diversity of Leucinodes species damaging Solanaceae fruits in sub-Saharan Africa and moving in trade (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea). ZooKeys 472, 117-162.

* USDA (1987) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 85. Eggplant fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.