Biology of Leaf Eating Caterpillar Trilocha varians (Walker) on Ficus microcarpa


  • Shalini Pandey Agricultural Research Station, Mandor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur 342304, Rajasthan
  • Ram Singh Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 125004, Haryana



Trilocha varians, Bombycidae, Lepidoptera, Ficus microcarpa, pest, leaf eating caterpillar, biology, measurements, life stages, fecundity


The biology of Trilocha varians (Walker) was studied on Ficus microcarpa L.f. under laboratory conditions in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The fecundity ranged from 140-200 and incubation period was 3-5 days. It has five larval instars, with total larval and pupal period being 16-22 and 10-15 days, respectively. The adult male and female longevity were 4-7 and 6-12 days, respectively.


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Pandey, S., & Singh, R. (2023). Biology of Leaf Eating Caterpillar <i>Trilocha varians</i> (Walker) on <i>Ficus microcarpa</i>. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(4), 994–996.



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