Brown leaf hopper

Brown leaf hopper: Cestius phycitis

Symptoms of damage:

  • Reduction in size of leaves
  • Shortened petioles
  • Excessive growth of branches general stunting of plants
  • Conversion of floral parts into leafy structures
  • Plants become bushy
  • Fruiting is rare
  • Vector of little leaf of brinjal

Identification of pest:

  • Adult: Small light brown leaf hopper


  • Remove infected plants and destroy them
  • Before transplantation dip the seedlings in 0.2% carbofuran 50 STD solution (control insect vectors)
  • Spray with dimethoate 0.3%



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