Blackfly: Aleurocanthus spiniferus, Aleurocanthus rosae
Symptoms of damage:
- Nymphs and adults suck the sap of the leaves
- Crinkling of leaves.
- Black oval puparia are seen on the under surface of the leaves.
Identification of the pest:
- Adults with greyish wing and yellow body.
- Spray Fish Oil Resin Soap 25g/lit (or) Neem oil 0.5% (or) Methyl demeton 2ml/lit of water.
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