Mango fruit borer

Mango fruit borer

Photo by Lanni Zhang, Department of Resources Northern Territory

  • Found in India, Indonesia and parts of the Northern Territory
  • Larvae are reddish violet, and turn dark blue as they develop
  • Larvae feed on pulp
  • Causes premature fruit drop, particularly in young fruit
  • Long range dispersal through movement of infested fruit


Scientific name: Citripestis eutraphera
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol