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Pigeonpea pod borer

    Bollworm/pod borer: Helicoverpa armigera Hubner(Noctuidae:Lepidoptera)


  • Adult is a stout moth with dark yellow-olive forewings and pale hind wings.
  • Eggs are laid single and in all parts of plant and yellowish, shiny.
  • Full grown larva is 40 mm long and hairy and varied in color.

         Eggs Larva Pupa Adult

Damaging systems:

  • The larvae feed on leaves, flower bud, flowers and pods.
  • As a pod's borer it is often found exposing its posterior half with its anterior portion inside the pod.
  • The damaged pods exhibits clear circular entry holes.

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