Deanolis sublimbalis

Red banded mango caterpillar

Photo by Glynn Maynard, DAFF, PaDIL

  • Found in Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait Islands and quarantined on the tip of Cape Peninsula
  • Larvae have distinctive red and white bands plus a black collar
  • Damaging to all stages of fruit development, feeding on both flesh and seed
  • Caterpillar entry holes lead to sap stain on fruit
  • Long range dispersal through movement of infested plant material

High priority pest of: Mangoes

Scientific name: Deanolis sublimbalis
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol