Blister beetle

Blister beetle: Mylabris phalerata

Symptoms of damage

  • The adult feeds voraciously on buds and flowers.

Identification of the pest

  • Eggs – are light yellowish in colour and cylindrical in shape.
  • Larvae – Young grubs are white in colour.
  • Adult – Elytra are black in colour with a round orange spot and two transverse wavy orange bands across the wings.


  • Manual collection or collection with insect net and killing of adults in kerosenized water appears to be the only possible solution




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