Chafer beetle

Chafer beetle: Anomala sp 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Adult beetles feed on the leaves and petals of flowers.

Identification of the pest:

  • Adult beetles are pale yellowish beetle.


  • Hand picking and destruction of chafer beetles during day time (Anon, 1999)
  • Spraying of petroleum ether extract of dried rhizomes of Acorus calamus ( 0.1 to 0.5%)
  • Treat the soil around the trunk with carbaryl 10% @ 30 g/plant
  • Spray methyl parathion 50 EC or malathion 50 EC at 2 ml/l of water.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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