EPPO Global Database

Neoleucinodes elegantalis(NEOLEL)

Distribution details in Ecuador

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 818 (2017): Present, restricted distribution
Mainland and Galapagos. Causing particular damage on fruits of Solanum quitoense (lulo) in the province of Pastaza. Also found on aubergine, capsicum, and tomato.
* Asaquibay IC, Gallegos GP, Arroyo M, Williams R, Alwang J (2009) Comportamiento y alternativas de control del gusano del fruto de la naranjilla (Neoleucinodes elegantalis). Boletin Divulgativo INIAP (abst.).

* Capps HW (1948) Status of the pyraustid moths of the genus Leucinodes in the world, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 98(3223), 69-83.

Database of invertebrates introduced to Galapagos. http://rockbugdesign.com/invert_ref/en/species/show/461/
------- Including Galapagos.

* Noboa M, Viera W (2020) Biology of Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée 1854) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): pest of economic importance of naranjilla, an Amazonian fruit of Ecuador. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 40, 717–722.

* Paredes J, Peralta EL, Gomez P (2010) Gusano perforador de los frutos de naranjilla (Solanum quitoense Lam): identification y biologia. Revista tecnologica ESPOL-RTE 23(1), 27-32.

* Restrepo Salazar EF (2007) Estudios basicos para iniciar la produccion de cultivares de tomato Solanum lycopersicon L. con resistencia al pasador del fruto Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée). Thesis. Universidad nacional de Colombia, Sede Palmira, 111 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Colombia Present, widespread view...
Peru Present, restricted distribution view...