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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