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Tussock Caterpillars in Groundnut

Tussock Caterpillars inGroundnut

Tussock caterpillar

Adults are medium-sized moths.
The caterpillars are easily recognized by the presence of prominent, compact tufts of short hair on the back and near the head.

Tussock Moth

Tussock caterpillar

Crop Damage

The larvae feed on groundnut leaves, buds, and flowers. Populations are seldom large enoughto warrant pesticide application.

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