Brinjal is grown commonly in the country since ancient time. It is an important vegetable crop of the plains and is available throughout the year and used primarily as a cooked vegetable. Owing to the availability of the brinjal crop all over the year, this crop suffers very significantly from insect-pest attack. Brinjal is attacked by 142 species of insect-pest, four species of mite and three species of nematodes in different countries of world. Brinjal fruit & shoot borer Leucinodes orbonalis G. is the most serious pest of brinjal in India. Brinjal fruit & shoot borer is an endemic pest and inflicts direct loss to the brinjal crop. The caterpillar is highly destructive and cosmopolitan pest and causing damage 50-70% in brinjal.
N. S. Bhadauria, Narendra Sharma, Satyakumari Sharma