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Orseolia oryzae

धान गाल मिज (पिटिका शलकाम) :धान


धान गाल मिज (पिटिका शलकाम) :


Gall midge

Paddy Gall-Midge: Orseolia oryzae Wood - Mason (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Kannada name: Kane

Vernacular name: Aane kombu

Pests and their management



The paddy gall-fly or gall midge is found in most of the paddy growing areas in the southern and eastern parts of India. In Karnataka, the infestation is noticed in seed beds and 30 – 40 days old transplanted crop in Karavali and Malnad areas (High rainfall areas).

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