This insects is a common pests of shelled groundnuts (kernels or seeds). However, it is considered as secondary pest as it is not capable of infesting well formed and undamaged pods.The rice moth has grayish brown forewings. The creamy white larvae start feeding on the seed immediately after they hatch.
The signs of damage can be easily recognized. The presence of webbing indicates rice moth infestation.
Submitted by bharati on Thu, 20/05/2010 - 11:17