The egg plant fruit & shoot borer commonly known as Brinjal fruit-shoot borer is an insect species in the genus Leucinodes. It is found throughout the tropics in Asia and Africa. Brinjal fruit & shoot borer (BFSB) is a very important pest on brinjal and is one of the main impediments to brinjal production. It is an internal borer that damages the tender shoots and fruits. The yield loss varies from season to season and from location to location. It can also attack other crops such as other Solanaceae (e.g. potato, tomato).
Attracting Insect Species: Brinjal Fruit and Shoot Borer(Leucinodes orbitalis)
Suitable trap for Brinjal Lure: Funnel Trap OR Water Trap
Used In Crop: Brinjal
It is the most important and destructive pest of brinjal in India. Sometimes, it also seriously infests potato crop. Damage to the plant is caused mainly by the larvae, which bores through the terminal part of the midrib of large leaves and tender shoots to cause “dead hearts”. Later on, it also enters into flower buds and fruits. The infested terminal shoots and fruits ultimately drop out. The pest can cause 70 to 100% damage to the brinjal crops and up to 40% damage to the potato crops
Adult female lays about 250 eggs after copulation, within two to five days of their emergence. The eggs are laid singly on the surface of the tender leaves, shoot or fruits of the host plant during mostly in March-April. The eggs are white and flat in appearance. Within 3 to 5 days larvae hatch out from the eggs. The larva enters the plant tissues immediately after hatching . Larva complete five instars to become fully matured. The fully grown larva is stout, pink colored with brown head. The matured larva comes out of the host tissues and forms pupa among the fallen leaves or on the surface of stem and fruits of the host plant. Pupation occurs inside a grey, tough cocoon. The pupa stage lasts for 6 to 8 days, after that adult appears. The adult moths live for two to five days. The life cycle completes within 21-43 days depends on environmental conditions. There are five to eight overlapping generations in their active phase in a year. During winter the larvae hibernates inside the soil.
The adult is grayish white moth with brown spots on hind wing . The Fore And Wings are provide with marginal hairs an bears pinkish -brown spot the above size 20 mm across the spared wings. The fully grown larva is stout, pink colored with brown head and 2-4cm in length. Larval stage shows 5 Instars.
Insect Sex Pheromone Technology. It is the process of attraction and trapping the insect pest of specific Species those damage to crops.
Per Acre Use:
Water Trap or Funnel trap with Brinjal lure at 10/acre for better management.
Economically Affordable, easy to install and manage.
If used properly can detect low numbers of insects.
Collect only Species Specific
Suitable for all season.
Pheromone Lures are species specific.
Reduce the use of harmful pesticides, encourages doing organic farming.
Pheromone used 99% pure.
99.9% Effective from other commercial product.
Lure working day in field life 30- 45 days, Depend on weather conditions.
Packing signal unit in anti-smell realizing pouch.
Dispenser - Septa and vial
Lure can stay for one year without removing from packing.
Please use hand gloves /Keep a clean hand for handling lure.
Hang trap 1 to1.5 feet above crop canopy.
Avoid direct contact of lure with other chemicals.