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Management of Rice blue beetle

Rice blue beetle: Leptispa pygmaea Baly (Chrysomelidae:Coleoptera)

Damage symptoms:

  • Scrapping of leaf matter by both adult and grubs followed by upward curling of leaves.


  • Spraying of carbaryl at 2g/l ( 10kg/acre)of water or endosulfan at 2 ml/l (624ml/acre)of water.

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