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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However, in his review, Cock concluded that published records would not have separated natural enemies of E. Butterflies of the Hawaiian Islands according to the stand of late Indian Thrx of Hill Farming, 1 1: Biological control of the banana skipper, Pelopidas thrax Linnpus Lepidoptera; Hesperiidae in Hawaii.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. In the latter case, the crepuscular habit of E. Apart from the areas where it has been introduced, eerionota is only known as a pest in north-east India Prasad and Singh,Malaysia Khoo et al.

Erionota thrax (banana skipper)

The Hesperiidae Lepidoptera of the Philippines. Adult banana skipper, Erionota thrax, with folded wings. Title Adult female, underside Caption Erionota thrax palm redeye, banana skipper, banana leafroller ; adult female, underside. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.

Heavily damaged or defoliated trees are less suitable for vegetative multiplication. It is partly overlapped by the cell spot, which is also rectangular, but outwardly excavate rounded in the Moluccas. Pupa of the banana skipper, Erionota thrax. One or more of the features thfax are needed etionota show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.


The young larva makes an oblique incision in the edge of the leaf. Title Adult female, underside.

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The population of C. Views Read Edit View history. Complete fields in red above. Revue Agricole et Scriere de l’Ile Maurice, Notes and Exhibitions, July 15th Cultivations of Musa textilis can be severely damaged, as was found in southern Sumatra Kalshoven, ; Kalshoven and van der Laan, Parts of the leaves of banana trees are incised and rolled up. Drought conditions favour outbreaks in Malaysia Kalshoven, ; Kalshoven and van der Laan, Heavy loss of foliage results in bananas of inferior quality, but there is limited accurate information on thraax type of damage.

Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Wings above chocolate-brown; anterior wings with three discal pale ochraceous spots, situate one crossing cell, another beneath cell and between the two lower median nervules, and the third and smallest between the first and second median nervules; posterior wings with the fringe greyish-ochraceous.

The head is black, and heart-shaped in frontal view. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Don’t need the entire report? Note the black head, narrow “neck” and the body that is pale green. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Title Adult wrionota, underside. The larvae of E.


banana skipper (Erionota thrax)

The wingspan is It is used extensively for research as well as educational and outreach activities by professional and erionots scientists. Erionota thrax ; there are three subspecies: Waterhouse and Norris provide a review of the earlier programmes against E.

Accidental introductions of insect pests to Guam, If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. Biological Control There have been several programmes of biological control against E. Ito and Nakamori, In the north it is found up to southern China. The rolls in banana leaves that E. University of California, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stevens LM, Kikuchi R, Butterflies of Borneo, vol. Motono A, Negishi N, Even with lighter infestation, the leaves of the banana tree become useless as wrapping material.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The larvae feed on the leaves of Musa species, especially Musa textilis.