Flower Chaffer beetle

Flower Chaffer beetle: Oxycetonia versicolor 

Symptoms of damage:

  • The beetles feed on buds and flower
  • Result in irregular feeding marks.

Identification of the pest:

  • Adult beetles are red in colour with black markings.


  • Hand picking of beetles.
  • Treat the soil around the trunk with carbaryl 10% Dust @ 30 g/plant
  • Spray methyl parathion 50 EC or malathion 50 EC at 2 ml/l of water



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