Cabbage borer

Cabbage borer: Hellula undalis

Symptoms of damage:

  • The larva webs the leaves and bore into the stem, stalks or leaf veins

Identification of pest:

  • Egg:  Yellow shiny eggs laid on the leaves
  • Larva: Full grown larva are greyish-yellow with seven purplish brown longitudinal stripes
  • Adult: Pale greyish brown moth with wavy grey markings


  • Collect and destroy mechanically caterpillars in the early stages of attack
  • Bacillus thuringiensis @ 2g/lit at primordial stage
  • Cartap hydrochloride @ 500g/ha or malathion 50 EC @500ml/ha.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal

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