BF Beet Moth Scrobipalpa ocellatella. (Boyd, ). Wingspan c. 13mm. A rather local species, occurring on shingle coasts and saltmarshes along. Mines can be detected in the leaves and leaf stems, a distortion in the growing shoot with leaves spun tightly together are evidence of a larva within. Scrobipalpa ocellatella. Photo courtesy of UK Moths. Photographer: Bob Heckford. Location: Heybrook Bay, Devon reared from larva on Beta maritima.
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The life expectancy of butterflies is 12—18 days. Females lay eggs on the underside of the leaves, the aerial part of the root crops, plant remains and scrobipalpa ocellatella of soil.
scrobipalpa ocellatella Fertility is eggs. The caterpillars born after 5—8 days first scrape the scrobipalpa ocellatella, then braid the central leaves with cobwebs and eat through holes along the middle vein of the leaf and groove on the petioles. On adult beet plants they are under the swirling edges of the leaves and inside the cuttings or in the passages inside the head of the root crop.
Damage is noted throughout the season, beginning with the appearance scrobipalpa ocellatella pairs of real leaves before harvesting. Caterpillars pass through five ages during the 25—30 days of development.
Some forms approach S. Some forms of S. Impact This moth can cause serious losses during outbreaks in the southern part of scrobipalpa ocellatella range. Several Amaranthaceae, and especally several species of Beta like B.
The body of the adult is mm long, the forewings are narrow, elongated, grey-brown, scrobipalpa ocellatella several rounded dark spots, the hindwings are light grey and have long posterior fringes. The larva caterpillar is initially greenish, later becoming red-pink with several red-brown longitudinal lines; head brown, length mm.
Gelechiid Recording Scheme
Females lay about eggs up to each on the host leaves. The young larvae bore in the scrobipalpa ocellatella mirdrib and the petiole of these leaves, then in the root, wherein they form irregular galleries lined with a silken web.
Control measures are as follows. Chemical measures include insecticide scrobipalpa ocellatella of beet crops and plantings during mass oviposition by moths of each generation.
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