Castor semilooper

Castor semilooper: Achaea janata L.

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillars feed voraciously on the foliage.

Identification of the pest:

  • Moth – stout, greyish brown with black blotches on hind wings
  • Female lays blue-green, rounded and ridged eggs singly on the leaf.
  • Full grown caterpillar – smooth, dull greyish brown with white or brown stripes along the body.


  • Hand pick grown up larvae and destroy.
  • Spray methyl parathion 1ml/lit of water.



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