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Citrus Fruit sucking moth biology,Nature of damage and symptoms

Citrus Fruit sucking moth biology,Nature of damage and symptoms

 

S.N:Othreis fullonia and O. materna (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)

  • Serious pest
  • Adult is the damaging stage
  • Also attack pomegranate, mango, grapes etc.

Appearance:

  • Adults are large, brightly coloured, FW dark brown or grayish.
  • HW orange with bean shaped marking at the center in O. fullonia and round spot in O. materna
  • Larva is brightly coloured with orange, yellow and blue spots on speckled body and is semilooper

Biology:

  • Spherical eggs are laid singly on the weed hosts (climber) like Cocculus pendulus, C. hirsutus and Tinospora cardifolia which grow along fence or hedges around the orchards
  • IP- 3 days; LP- 20 days; PP- 9 days
  • Pupation inside in the leaf fold

Control measure:

  • Carbaryl 50 WP @ 4 gm/lt OR Endosulfan 35 EC @ 2 ml/lt

 

Source:POP,UAS Dharwad

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