Black Gram Blue butterfly

Black Gram Blue butterfly: Lampides boeticus

Symptoms of damage:

  • Buds, flowers and young pods with boreholes
  • The presence of slug-like caterpillar.
  • Honeydew secretion with black ant movements

Identification of the pest:

  • Larva – It is flat and slightly rounded; Pale green with a rough skin.
  • Adult – moth is greyish blue with prominent black spots in the hind wings and a long tail; Ventral side of wings with numerous stripes and brown spots


  • Spray any one of the following insectcides (Spray fluid 500 l/ha)
  • Emamectin benzoate 5%SG 220 g/ha
  • Indoxacarb 15.8%SC 333 ml/ha
  • NSKE 5% twice followed by triazophos 0.05%
  • Neem oil 2%


  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal.
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