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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