Diaphania indica, Cucumber moth is one of the serious pests of plant under cucubitaceae. It is also known as cotton caterpillar, pumpkin caterpillar. It infests. Cucumber moth – Diaphania indica Melonworm moth – Diaphania indica moth – Diaphania indica Diaphania sp.? – Diaphania indica. BF Diaphania indica. (Saunders, ). [Synonyms: hyalinata]. Wingspan c. mm. A specimen of the very similar American species.

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Uses and Management Uses and Management. Idaphania wing color Odonata. Overview Overview Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. Tail Length Birds cm. Eggs are creamy white and 1—2 mm long and can take from days to hatch. Diaphania indicathe cucumber moth or cotton caterpillaris a widespread but mainly Old World moth species.

Heterocera from north Maharashtra india. The eggs hatch and the caterpillars emerge. Remember me Forgot password? User specific search options User.

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Diaphania infimalis is like D. They can destroy large sections of plants and bind parts of the leaves together with silk and frass.


Related observations Show all. Preferably, use chemicals that are allowed under organic vegetable production. Synonyms and other taxonomic changes. PhD thesis, University of Pune, India. They are almost clear, but soon doaphania green. Contributed by Maury J.

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Heiman on 19 November, – 8: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Observation specific search options Observed during. Male face color Odonata. Inspect the young fruits: Host plants are usually [ verification needed ] eurosids and include: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diaphania indica.

Female forewing size Odonata mm. Inventory of moth fauna Lepidoptera: Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

diaphaania Send a request for permission. The bursa copulatrix is long and slim, with the forward third particularly narrow; its wall is covered with many short spines, and the hind end almost seamlessly merges into a short and barely distinguishable ductus bursae.


Food Caterpillars feed on the leaves, soft stems and fruit of a variety of cucurbits. Checklists specific search options Observed during.

Diaphania indica Saunders Bill Length Birds cm. Indifa from ” https: Finally, in Hudson, recognizing that Saunders and Walker were quite correct in their original assessments, but that Eudioptis and Phakellura were junior synonyms of Diaphaniaplaced the moth in its current genus.

A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

Diaphania indica, Cucumber Moth.

It was placed in Margaronia daphania Thomas Bainbrigge Fletcher inand by subsequent authors variously assigned it to Diaphania and Glyphodesat that time incorrectly believed to be subgenera of Margaronia.

Diaphania indica Saunders Typically, the leaves of the food plants are eaten.

Female leg color Odonata. Female face color Odonata.