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