North American Ecology (US and Canada). Erionota thrax is a year-round resident in the Hawaiian islands, where it was introduced from Guam in Aug. Erionota t. thrax (Linnaeus, ) (Banana Skipper). Pinned Specimens photo collection: Distribution and Larval Foodplants: Introduced to Hawaii. Synonymy. Butterflies of America. visitors. top. updated on Species Erionota thrax. Erionota thrax thrax (Linnaeus, ) Banana Skipper Introduced to Hawaii.

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When the incised part of the leaf becomes too dry for food, the larva leaves the case and makes a new and bigger one in another part of the same leaf. The butterflies of Mauritius. Braconidaefor biological control of banana skipper, Erionota thrax L. As deserted leaf rolls remain on the plant, the roll must be opened to check for the presence of the larva. Journal of the Andaman Science Association, 7 2: Butterflies of the Hawaiian Islands according to the stand of late Furthermore, records from Poaceae and Fabaceae were not accepted, although several records from Zingiberales Strelitziaceae, Heliconiaceae were provisionally accepted.

One or several eggs maximum of 40 are laid on the underside of a leaf. It has also been recorded on Cocos nucifera and other palm species.

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The larva soon becomes covered with a white, waxy powder, a waste product of its metabolism. Erioonta of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 23 1: Impact Assessment Series Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 30 Pupa The slender pupa is yellow-brown and covered with the same waxy powder as the larva. Look for the distinctive leaf rolls, up to 15 cm long, made by the erjonota.

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The roll of a full-grown larva may be up to 15 cm long. Shipped young plants should be inspected for eggs and small leaf rolls. The scales of these spots are perpendicular to the wing surface. Control in Hawaii was rapid, and the strain of C. Search by common or scientific name: Alone, it cannot prevent damage to bananas; however, before the larval parasitoid, Apanteles erionotaecan be introduced, its specificity needs to be established as there are native butterflies related to the banana skipper erionoha Papua New Guinea.

This page was last edited on 16 Juneat Waterhouse and Norris, Erionota thraxthe palm redeye [1] or the banana skipperis a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Adult banana skippers, Erionota thrax. Hence, the species listed in the table of natural enemies are accepted as correctly recorded from E.

Biology and Ecology Top of page All information on the life history relates to specimens found on banana trees.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Thra species, especially Musa textilis. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Hesperiid butterflies from South Vietnam 5. The Hague, The Netherlands: Saving a staple crop:.

Hong Kong, pp. According to Smithrecords from Nepal probably all relate to E. On provocation, the pupa wriggles violently, making an audible noise in the dry pupal case. The forewing has three conspicuous, pale-yellow, semi-hyaline spots, in space 2, space 3 and cell.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Waterhouse and Norris summarized the available information on the natural enemies of E.

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Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Ito Y, Nakamori H, Introduction Natural enemies generally keep populations of E. Zhang BC Compiler Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation. The uncus of E.

banana skipper (Erionota thrax)

The roll of a full-grown larva may be up to 15 cm long. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It reaches a length of cm, and has a long proboscis that reaches to the tip of the abdomen and is free from where it leaves the wing tthrax.

The pupa is also covered with the waxy secretion. Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, p. It has been reported from Mauritius, where the species was stated to have become established as early as Monty and Ghauri, but this seems to be a misidentification for E. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 16 3: