Banana skipper, Erionota torus

Erionota torus, the banana skipper, until recently restricted to the northern and northeastern parts, has emerged as a serious pest in peninsular India.
DSC 0036  Larva of Erionota torus skipper-damage  Banana plant damaged by skipper DSC 0382  Skipper damage on banana DSC 0250  Banana with characteristic damage caused by skipper
DSC 0374  Banana leaf damaged by skipper DSC 0410 (1)  Leaf rolls made by skipper larva skipper-damage1  Leaf rolls on banana harboring skipper larvae skipper-damage3  Leaf rolls on skipper damaged banana
skipper-damage12  Early stage larvae of skipper DSC 0398  Banana leaf damaged by skipper larva DSC 0409  Leaf rolls made by banana skipper eggs2  Eggs of banana skipper
eggs3  Eggs of banana skipper eggs4  Eggs of banana skipper skipper-eggs  Eggs of banana skipper eggsskipper  Eggs of banana skipper (magnified)
er-eggs  Eggs of banana skipper skipperI  Neonate larva of banana skipper skipper-secondinstar  Second instar larva of banana skipper DSC 0037  Early stage larva
DSC 0038  Early stage larva DSC 0039  Early stage larva DSC 0040  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0041  Larva of Erionota torus
DSC 0035  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0042  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0043  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0048  Larva of Erionota torus
DSC 0049  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0050  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0027  Larva of Erionota torus DSC 0028  Larva of Erionota torus
DSC 0029  Pupa of Erionota torus DSC 0030  Pupa of Erionota torus DSC 0031  Pupa of Erionota torus DSC 0032  Pupa of Erionota torus
DSC 0033  Pupa of Erionota torus DSC 0034  Larva of Erionotat torus DSC 0433  Skipper adult resting on banana leaf skipper-adult  Adult butterfly resting on banana
adult-skipper2  Adult butterfly resting on banana Adult-female1  Adult female of Erionota torus Adult-female2  Adult female of Erionota torus Adult-female3  Adult female of Erionota torus
Adult-female4  Adult female of Erionota torus Adult-female5  Female butterfly Adult-female6  Adult of Erionota torus (female) skipper-male  Adult male butterfly, dorsal view
Male genitalia (1)  Male genitalia of Erionota torus Male genitalia (2)  Male genitalia of E. torus Male genitalia-aedeagus  Male genitalia - aedeagus Female-genitalia  Female genitalia of E. torus
female-genitalia (2)  Female genitalia of E. torus Erionota-thrax-female  Female genitalia of Erionota thrax paras  Banana skipper egg showing emergence holes of egg parasitoid, Ooencyrtus pallidipes skip eggs1  Eggs with emergence holes of parasitoid, Ooencyrtus pallidipes
skipper-p  Eggs with emergence holes of parasitoid, Ooencyrtus pallidipes ooencyrtus  Female of Ooencyrtus pallidipes (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an egg parasitoid of banana skipper ooencyrtus-profile  Egg parasitoid of skipper, Ooencyrtus pallidipes in lateral view ooencyrtus-ne  Ooencyrtus sp. nr. pallidipes
tachinid-parasite1  Larva of Erionota torus parasitized by tachinid tachinid-parasite2  Puparium of tachinid parasitoid of Erionota torus DSC 0253  Leaf roll showing symptom of bird predation on banana skipper bird-predation  Bird predation on skipper - see leaf roll torn open