moth (Ectomyelois ceratoniae) (Zeller) in citrus orchards of the Western Cape, South. Africa by. Gail Morland. March Thesis presented in fulfilment of the. Al-Izzi, M.A.J., Al-Maliky, S.K. & Jabbo, N.F. Culturing carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptrea: Pyralidae), on an artificial. Semiochemicals of Ectomyelois ceratoniae, the Carob moth. Phylum: Arthropoda. Subphylum: Uniramia. Class: Insecta. Order: Lepidoptera. Family: Pyralidae.

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Aquiles Silveira-Guido accompanied Dr. Abstract Adaptation of a population of the carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae Zellerto laboratory rearing conditions takes six generations. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberectomyeelois Ectomyelois ceratoniaeartificial dietdevelopmentfertility.

Biological Control of Carob Moth < Ectomyelois ceratoniae

In North America, carob moth has invaded and become a pest on tamarind in Florida and dates in California. However, parasitization of larvae in Acacia and citrus is very low.

Legner to travel to Concordia, Argentina to inquire there cerqtoniae see eflefl Pyralidaeon an Artificial Diet Mohammed A. Goniozus legneri turned out to be the most frequently collected parasitoid from navel orangeworm and the imported carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniaewith other parasitoid species of only ca.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Encroachment of date gardens and urban areas has been forcing the California date producers to move away from malathion dusting, but until recently, no other alternatives for locust bean moth control were available.

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Acacia pods and left-over almonds serve as overwintering sites, within which the larvae hibernate. Sign In Forgot password?

In his manuscript, Dr.

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Retrieved from ” https: Hence, the timing of the product application is important to optimally target the mating season. Attention was then focused on alternate carob moth host plants, such as almonds, pecans and pomegranates. This approach is being tried in Iran in orderr to control the moth attcking pomegranates. Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel. Cultures sent to Riverside, California were attempted, but only G. Shmuel Gothilf who obtained the parasitoids from Dr.

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Pyralidae mortality in California date gardens. Extensive field trials with the mimic pheromone formulation SPLAT EC and its organic counterpart, SPLAT EC-Organic, [7] have proven that effective season-long control of populations in date gardens is achieved after a single application of the pheromone mimic formulation.

Controlled atmospheres lower oxygen levels along with elevated CO2 concentrations greatly curtail pest development. Encyrtidae] on Ectomyelois ceratoniae [Lep: Subsequently, collections were continued in Argentina and Uruguay with the aid of Dr.

Patterns of field diapause in the navel orangeworm Lepidoptera: The organophosphate malathion can protect dates in storage. They feed on the seeds and pods of a wide range of plants, including Punica granatumCitrus fruit, Pistacia veraJuglans regiaPrunus dulcisMacadamia integrifoliaAcacia farnesianaCaesalpinia sappanCassia bicapsularisRicinusErythrina monospermaHaematoxylum campechianumProsopis julifloraSamanea samanPhoenix dactyliferaand Ceratonia siliqua.

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Oviposition ceased after day 8. Because the fruit of date palms is annually harvested from the commercial groves, the parasitoid has many alternate host plants on which to carry over into the next season.


The larvae are serious pests of almonds, carobs, dates as well as various nuts in storage. It has a nearly cosmopolitan distribution. Reproductive behavior of the female carob moth, Lepidoptera: Arrangements were made for Dr. Phycitidae and three imported parasites.

Legner to meet with Dr. Drosophilidae in Northwestern United States. Thus the carob moth is a fruit moth. Pheromone mimic lures are commercially available. Almond Infestation can be reduced by early harvesting, before the first generation moths can attack them and by removing dropped carobs. The hatched larvae enter into any available openings or cracks in the fruit, wherein they feed without harming the seeds.

Pastrana in Punta del Este, Uruguay in Pyrethroids can control the carob moth attacking palm dates in the field, if applied during fruit color change mid-August and weeks later. Views Read Edit View history.

Collections were also made from Texas where it was found that Pentalitomastix Copidosoma plethorica parasitized navel orangeworm on Nonpareil almonds as far north as Brownwood 33 deg. At the latitude of Corpus Christi, another parasitoid, a biparental strain of Goniozus emigratus was found attacking this host at low densities in all seasons on western soapberry and Texas ebony.

The pest completes annual generations, each requring 1.