Morphology and chaetotaxy of Noorda blitealis Walker, 1859 (Crambidae: Glaphyriinae) immatures
Keywords:Noorda blitealis, Moringa oleifera, egg, larval chaetotaxy, pupa, crochets, scanning electron microscopy, stereozoom microscopy
AbstractThe biology of Noorda blitealis Walker, 1859 (Glaphyriinae: Crambidae: Lepidoptera) was studied on Moringa oleifera Lam. The duration of egg, larval, and pupal stages and mean life cycle (egg-to-adult) period are given. Larval chaetotaxy and the morphological features of egg, larvae and pupae are described and illustrated for the first time.