Weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, belongs to Moraceae family is planted alongside the roads as decorative plant and landscape purposes. Fig plants were seen infested with Trilocha varians for three years ago in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan. The complete defoliation, even death of whole plant was observed caused by larvae. The complete metamorphosis was recorded with five larval instars. The fecundity of female was recorded very high (180-300) during its whole life period. The results showed that male was long lived than female. Further studies on current pest biology, host range, biological fauna and management associated with it are necessary to avoid future outbreak in Pakistan.
Received: June 09, 2021; Accepted: June 23, 2021; Published: March 24, 2022
Faisal Ayub, H.,
& Khan, M.
Bombycid Species, Trilocha Varians (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) an Emerging Insect Pest of Ornamental Plants in Pakistan,
Journal of Bioresource Management, 9