n African Entomology - Assessment of damage by Cryptophlebia peltastica (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) in litchi orchards in Mauritius
|Article Title||Assessment of damage by Cryptophlebia peltastica (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) in litchi orchards in Mauritius|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||A. Manrakhan, D. Abeeluck and A. Gokool|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||203 - 208|
|Keyword(s)||Damage levels, Fruit maturity, Litchi chinensis and Litchi moth|
Patterns of damage by Cryptophlebia peltastica (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) on litchi fruits, Litchi chinensis Sonnerat, at varying stages of maturity were determined in four orchards in Mauritius during two consecutive litchi seasons. Damage was found to start at a very early stage in the season, when fruits were 3 mm in diameter. In three orchards there were no significant differences in damage incidence by C. peltastica during the fruiting season. In the fourth orchard, a significant increase in fruit damage was observed at the end of the season. Damage levels of up to 20 % on litchi fruits were observed when no control actions were implemented.
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