First Record of Trilocha varians (Bombycidae: Lepidoptera) from Pakistan
- 13 March 2023
| The infestation of Trilocha varians was seen on weeping fig ( Ficus benjamina ) for the first time from Pakistan in 2018. The immature stages of pest were found on these ornamental bushes, collected from the infested plants grown in lawns of Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan, and were brought to the lab for rearing and identification. After emergence of moths, specimens were killed and identified using available taxonomic keys under stereomicroscope. After identification, it was revealed that the insect under study was identified as T. varians . After going through the relevant literature, it was found that this species had not been reported so far from Pakistan. Therefore, the detail description is being presented here for futuristic references.