Photo 2. Severe damage on cucumber by Diaphania indica. The caterpillar has emerged from the rolled edges of the leaf and skeletonised the leaf by eating between the veins.
Photo 3. Caterpillar of Diaphania indica showing the characteristic double white lines along its back.
Cucumber moth. Other common names are, melon moth, pumpkin caterpillar, cucurbit caterpillar and watermelon worm.
Diaphania indica. A moth of the Crambidae.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson, Mani Mua & Helen Tsatsia
Photo 3 Wilco Liebregts, Ecoconsult, Fiji. Photos 4&5 Gerald McCormack, Cook Islands Biodiversity & Natural Heritage: (http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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