Glyphodes caesalis Walker, 1859
Jackfruit Borer
(also known as Diaphania caesalis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species are a pest on:

  • Jackfruit ( Artocarpus heterophyllus, MORACEAE ).

    The caterpillars bore into young shoots and into the fruit.

    The adult moth is pale brown with a number of dark brown spots, and orange stripes outlined in dark brown, on each wing .

    It is found in south-east Asia, including:

  • Bangladesh,
  • Fiji,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 38.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera. Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 499, No. 6.


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    (updated 20 May 2008)