Brinjal Stem borer

Brinjal Stem borer: Euzophera perticella

Symptoms of damage:

  • Top shoots of young plants droop and wither.
  • Older plants become stunted.
  • Fruit bearing is affected

Identification of pest:

  • Egg: Cream, scale-like
  • Larva: Fully grown larva is creamy white
  • Adult: Greyish brown, forewings has transverse line and hind wings are white in colour.


  • Collect and destroy the damaged and dead plants
  • Light trap @1/ha to attract and kill adults
  • Spray neem oil 2ml/lit
  • Avoid using synthetic pyrethriods causing resurgence



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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