Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sceliodes laisalis

Sceliodes laisalis (Walker, 1859)

african tomato pearl, eggplant fruit borer

on Solanaceae

parasite

The larvae bore in the fruits.

host plants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Capsicum annuum; Lycopersicon esculentum; Solanum linnaeanum, melongena.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Mally ao.

synonyms

Daraba, Leucinodes, laisalis.

notes

African species, sometimes as a migrant into southern Europe.

references

Corley (2005a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Mally, Korycinska, Agassiz ao (2015a).

Last modified 1.i.2020