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Peach Twig Borer

Scientific Name
Anarsia lineatella
Scientific Author
Zeller, 1839
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Dichomerinae: Anarsiini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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LEP24
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Forewing ground colour white, heavily suffused with grey and streaked with black. Hindwing grey. Head white; thorax white, suffused with grey; abdomen light grey; antennae simple, filiform.

Egg

Oval, oblate; reticulated; yellowish white at first, becoming orange. About 60 eggs laid singly or in small groups on buds, petioles, young fruits or bark according to season.

Larva

Head dark brown to black; body reddish brown, with white intersegmental rings; peritreme of spiracles black; pinacula brown; spiracle of prothorax surrounded by L pinaculum; prothoracic and anal plates dark brown; thoracic legs black; anal comb dark brown, with median prongs forked.

Pupa

Reddish brown; abdomen with numerous small, lateral, secondary setae; cremaster with two lateral groups of bluntly hooked setae.

References

- Carter, D.J. (1984). Pest Lepidoptera of Europe with special reference to the British Isles. In: Spencer, K.A. (ed.), Series Entomologica 31. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht, 431 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 07:56 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:47 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:47:33 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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