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1 September 2012 The Pawpaw Peduncle Borer, Talponia plummeriana Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): A Pest of Pawpaw Fruit
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The pawpaw peduncle borer, Talponia plummeriana Busck (Lepidoptera: Torticidae), is a pest of pawpaw flowers often boring into the peduncle and causing flower drop. Here we document the first occurrence of this insect infesting ripe pawpaw fruit. Infested fruit that had been collected at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm in Franklin County, Kentucky were dissected and small tan colored larvae with brown head capsules were discovered in the fruit. Pawpaw peduncle borer adults were reared from fruit held at room temperature in the laboratory.

The Kentucky Academy of Science
John D. Sedlacek, Jeremiah D. Lowe, Kirk W. Pomper, Karen L. Friley, and Sheri B. Crabtree "The Pawpaw Peduncle Borer, Talponia plummeriana Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): A Pest of Pawpaw Fruit," Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 73(2), 110-112, (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.3101/1098-7096-73.2.110
Published: 1 September 2012
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