Rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on wheat (Triticum aestivum; Poales: Poaceae) in India

M. Shankara Murthy, S. K. Nagaraj, A. Prabhuraj, C. M. Kalleswaraswamy


During Rabi (spring harvest) 2014–2015, the occurrence of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) was noticed on wheat in and around Yadgir and Vijayapur Districts of Karnataka, India. To our knowledge, this is the first record of this species on wheat from India. We provide descriptions and illustrations of adult morphological and genitalic characters to aid in identification of the pest.



Durante Rabi (cosecha de primavera) del 2014 al 2015, se observó en el trigo la ocurrencia de Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) en y alrededores de los distritos de Yadgir y Vijayapur en Karnataka, India. Hasta donde sabemos, este es el primer registro de esta especie en el trigo en la India. Se proveen descripciones e ilustraciones de los caracteres morfológicos y de genitalia de los adultos para ayudar en la identificación de la plaga.


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new record; identification; morphology; genitalic character

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