The Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer or Brinjal Fruit and Shoot Borer (FSB) (Leucinodes orbonalis) is a moth species in the genus Leucinodes. It is found throughout the tropics in Asia and Africa and is a minor pest in the Americas.
Larvae bore inside an eggplant fruit and feed until they pupate. Fruit feeding is the major cause of damage. The larvae may also bore into tender shoots causing wilting and dieback of the branch terminals. This reduces the fruit-bearing capacity of plant.
A genetically modified brinjal, called Bt brinjal, has been developed to fight against L. orbonalis.
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