Vein tunneling and feeding behaviour of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, L. orbonalis. a, Extensive feeding of leaf lamellar tissue. b, Homing in onto veins by the first instar young larva and initiation of vein tunneling. c, Fully cross-cut leaf midrib due to feeding and homing. d, Close up of the insect larva extensively feeding in the region of junction of leaf lamella and veins (arrow indicates larval position).
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Vageeshbabu S. Hanur, K. Boopal, Vijeth V. Arya, K. N. Srividya, M. S. Saraswathi. Why is management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee, difficult? an examination into the pest’s unique feeding behavioral biology. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(6):257-260.