EPPO data sheets on pests recommended for regulation. Fiches informatives sur les organismes recommand´es pour r´eglementation. Keiferia lycopersicella. General information about Keiferia lycopersicella (GNORLY). Background. The tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham) ( Lepidoptera,. Gelechiidae) is a pest of tomatoes in North America. It has caused foliage.

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The oval forewings are light brown to gray with orangish or brownish longitudinal streaks throughout, giving the moth a speckled appearance. Retrieved from ” http: Oeiferia tomato pinworm is a small, microlepidopteran moth that is often confused with closely related species, which have similar habits. Leaf mining damage caused by the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella Walshingham.

Close scouting of the crop for leafminers and frass around the calyx should detect populations before they reach damaging levels. This species is a well-known pest of tomato, but it is known to feed on various other solanaceous plants, including eggplant.

Keiferia lycopersicella – Wikipedia

Observations on the tomato pinworm Gnorimoschema lycopersicella Busck and the eggplant leafminer G. Capps provided a key, with descriptions, that defines the species and permits identification of larvae with which it might be confused. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. The prothoracic shield is pale with lycopersicela dark band along the posterior margin, but early instars lack this shading. The larvae develop through 4 instars in about 10 days in summer.

As the larva matures the leaf is distorted and spun together, lycoperrsicella are also affected in this way. It has also been reported from greenhouses in DelawareMississippiMissouriPennsylvania and Virginia. Duration of the pupal stage varies from days and cool weather may be passed in the pupal stage.


Go to distribution map If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office. In leaves, larvae mine for the first two instars and then form leaf folds in which the last two instars are completed. The cuticle at least on the dorsum of the posterior abdominal segments has round to pointed microgranules bearing short microsetae. Under the cover of this tent they create a tunnel into a leaf of their host.

Also, they have been reported from greenhouses in Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Kieferia lycopersicella on tomato – Keiferia lycopersicella –

SD1 of A9 is keiferla. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Journal of Economic Entomology Adult of the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella Walshingham. Host-Plant Resistance Schuster tested seedlings of plant introductions of Lycopersicon for resistance to K.

The developmental time for each stage from egg to adult is shown in the table below Elmore and Howland keiferiw Eggs are laid singly or in small groups on a leaf. Further feeding results in a blotch-like mine usually on the same leaf.

Keiferia lycopersicella

This species also resembles several species of Scrobipalpalycopeesicella which males can be separated by the long hair pencils at the base on the hindwing costa lacking in Scrobipalpa.

For each 10 mines in the first leaf, in the first two leaves and in the first three leaves there was a reduction in yield of Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The third and fourth larval stages feed from within tied leaves, folded portions of a leaf, or enter stems or fruits. Eucatoptus lycopersicella Walsingham, Phthorimaea lycopersicella Gnorimoschema lycopersicella Phthorimaea lenta Meyrick, Phthorimaea lycopersicella Busck, Efforts to control other pests may have a beneficial effect on K.


Comparative material lycopeersicella both species is helpful to see this difference. Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.

Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae

They are leiferia light to medium gray mottled with dark gray and yellowish-orange. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. The hindwing is trapezoidal with gray cilia, modified with hair-pencils above from the base of the costal margin in males. The microspinule on each microgranule is shorter than the height of the microgranule.

Continued feeding results in a blotch-like mine which can usually be found on that same leaf. Retrieved from ” https: In most cases in Georgia, this pest is likely controlled by insecticide applications targeting other lepidopterous species.

Introduction Usually control methods are directed towards all tomato pests, and those for K. This page was last modified The male genitalia have a sickle-shaped uncusan ovate gnathosan elongate valva with enlarged apex which is bifurcate with unequal branches, and vinculum with the posterior margin projected medially and with paired finger-like lateral processes.

The precautions include use of transplants that are free of eggs and larvae when set in the field, and the destruction of all plant debris in fields after harvest.