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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

KEY TO SELECTED PYRALOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA)
LARVAE INTERCEPTED AT U. S. PORTS OF ENTRY
Couplet 51
Head, prothoracic shield, and body pinacula brownish yellow, not concolorous
...............................................................................................................................................Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenée)


Distribution: Africa and Southeast Asia, does not occur in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Capsicum sp., Cyphomandra betacea, Punica granatum, Solanum sp., Solanum melongena, Solanum torvum

pre-1998: chayote, potatoes, Solanaceae, tomato

Note: The character that separates L. orbonalis from N. elegantalis, the presence of a dark spot on the anterior margin of the pinaculum of seta D1 of A2 to A8, was found to occur in both species; no adults of this species have been observed from the Western Hemisphere; see Capps 1948 and Whittle & Ferguson 1987b
Head and prothoracic shield pale yellow, pinacula concolorous with body
........................................................................................................................................Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée)


Distribution: Mexico to South America, and West Indies

Hosts: 2006: Capsicum sp., Capsicum annuum, Sechium edule, Solanum sp., Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena, Solanum quitoense, Solanum torvum

pre-1998: Solanaceae

Note: See Capps 1948
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