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Pigeonpea

Pigeonpea

Bruchids

Description

  1. The adult (Fig.) is a mottled brown beetle.
  2. Eggs are laid on the pods or stored seeds.

Damage symptoms

Pod wasp

Description

  1. The adult is a small wasp of 2 mm long.
  2. The legless white larva (2 mm long) feeds on the young green seed and inner pod wall (Fig.).

Lima Bean Pod Borer

Description

  1. The moth has grey forewings with white coastal margin and the hind wings are pearly and translucent (Top Fig.).
  2. The young larvae are green but turn red later (Bottom Fig.). They feed inside the pod.

Plume Moth

Description

  1. Adults have brown plume-like wings (Top Figure).
  2. Larvae are green or brown, spindle shaped and covered with short spines (Bottom Bottom Figure).
  3. Green oval eggs are laid singly on buds and pods.

Powdery Mildew in Pigeonpea

Powdery Mildew

General

Legume Pod Borer

Description

  1. Adults have distinctive white bands on brown forewings.
  2. A full grown larva has a pale body lined by rows of conspicuous black spots on its dorsal surface.

Blue Butter Flies

Description

  1. The adults are slender, bluish-gray with a wing span of 30 mm (Fig. 1).
  2. Larvae are about 12 mm long, green, oval, flat, and slug-like (Fig.2).

Pod sucking bug

Description

  1. The adults of Anoplocnemis spp are usually black or brown and are largest (30 mm) of these bugs (Fig.1).

Blister beetle

 

Leaf Cutter Bees

Description

  1. Female bees (Figure) carry pieces of leaf to form nests in the soil or rotten wood, or in crevices.
  2. Adult bees are present in range of colors and size.
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