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Nodule Damaging Fly of Chickpea

Nodule damaging fly
White larvae damaging the nodules Damage symptoms :
  • Small holes are seen in the attacked nodules.

  • Extensive tunneling in nodules can be seen with varying degrees of decomposition

Description :

  • Small white larvae (<1 mm long) and brown pupae can be seen in the tunnels.

  • Tiny flies appear to be variable in their morphology.

White larvae damaging the nodules

Control :

  • No control measures are required as the crop losses are not quantified.

  • Soil insecticides may reduce the damage.

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