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Serpentine leaf miner in Cotton

Serpentine leaf miner in Cotton

Serpentine leaf miner: Liriomyza trifolii (Agromyzidae:Diptera)

Kannada name: Ele surang keeta

Damage symptoms:

  • Infestation starts from 2-3 leaf stage of the and continues upto 40 to 50 days
  • Makes zig zag tunnels or mines on leaves.


                      Damage symptom                    Adult                             Affected cotton leaf           


  • Instal  yellow sticky trap @ 20/acre
  • Spray imidacloprid 17.8 SL @ 0.5ml/l or acitamiprid 20 SP @ 0.2g/l or thiomethaxam 25 WG @ 0.2g/l
  • Spray fluid of 400-500 l of water should be used
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