EPPO data sheets on pests recommended for regulation. Fiches informatives sur les organismes recommand´es pour r´eglementation. Keiferia lycopersicella. General information about Keiferia lycopersicella (GNORLY). Background. The tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham) ( Lepidoptera,. Gelechiidae) is a pest of tomatoes in North America. It has caused foliage.

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Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Tomato pinworm Scientific classification Kingdom: Keiferia lycopersicella is the only North American species we studied with a dark band on the posterior margin of the prothoracic shield.

They may also enter stems or fruits. Close scouting of the crop for leafminers and frass around the calyx should detect populations before they reach damaging levels. Larvae of the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella Walshingham. Initial injury is slight and appears as a small leaf mine. Retrieved from ” http: Eggs are deposited on leaves in small clusters and hatch in days.

Mature larvae may abandon the leaf and bore into the fruit leaving a small “pin” size hole.

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The labial palpus is upturned. This species is superficially similar to Tuta absolutabut it can be distinguished by the grayish-black spots in the forewing fold followed by yellowish-orange scales.

Discussion View source History. The oval forewings are light brown to gray with orangish or brownish longitudinal streaks throughout, giving the moth a speckled appearance. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Management Back to Top Several sanitary measures should be followed because infestations often result from shipment of pinworms in picking containers, crates, infested fruit or seedlings, and from populations perpetuated on plants left in fields after harvest or left in seed flats or compost heaps Poe Close Find out more. Problems are generally associated with use of infested transplants.


The two are very similar but may be separated by the cuticular texture of the dorsum of the posterior abdominal segments. For each 10 mines in the first leaf, in the first two leaves and in the first three leaves there was a reduction in yield of lycopersice,la Gelechiidae a leaf feeder on tomato Lep. Comparative material lycoperdicella both species is helpful to see this difference. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington.

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Efforts to control other pests may have a beneficial effect on K. Consequently, chemical control is contingent upon frequent and accurate observations of fields for pinworm mines. Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.

Eggs are laid singly or in small groups on a leaf. Larva of the tomato pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella Walshingham. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! All three L setae on T1 are often joined on a single sclerotized pinaculum. Larvae usually begin feeding in leaf mines before moving to fruit, but may enter fruit soon after hatching.

The developmental time for each stage from egg to adult is shown in the table below Elmore and Howland The eggs are opaque, pale yellow when laid, but turn orange before hatching.


Early instars of either species will be difficult to recognize with morphology. Annals of the Entomological Society of America By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leaf mining pinworm deposit most of their frass at the entrance to the mine; whereas, dipterous leafminers will deposit frass throughout their mines.

Use of locally produced and ‘clean’ transplants is recommended to avoid transplanting pest problems with the crop. It has a wide distribution and relatively wide host range.

Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Go to distribution map Hawaiian Entomology Society Proceedings 7: Once larvae have been feeding for a while, the brown granular frass can often be seen at the edge of the calyx.

It has also been reported from greenhouses in DelawareMississippiMissouriPennsylvania and Virginia. Observations on the tomato pinworm Gnorimoschema lycopersicella Busck and the eggplant leafminer G. The microspinule on each microgranule is shorter than the height of the microgranule. All larvae appear smooth skinned without any prominent hairs. The cuticle at least on the dorsum of the posterior abdominal segments has round to pointed microgranules bearing short microsetae.

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The moths are small with a wingspan of mm. In most cases in Georgia, this pest is likely controlled by insecticide applications targeting other lepidopterous species.