Budworm: Anarsia epotias 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Webbed flowers and buds
  • Shedding of buds and flowers.
  • Bore holes and excreta seen on attacked flowers.

Identification of pest:

  • Larva – small, slender, pinkish brown with black head
  • Adult: Grey moth with a black patch on wings.


  • Spray phosalone 35 EC 2 ml/lit or phosphamidon 40 SL 2 ml/lit.
  • Application of Neem oil 2% or neem seed kernel extracts 5 %.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal