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Rice moth infestation in groundnut

Rice moth

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.


Rice moth infestation




The signs of damage can be easily recognized. The presence of webbing indicates rice moth infestation.



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