Gallery worm

Gallery worm: Elasmopalpus jasminophagus

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillars make tunnels of silk and excreta outside the buds and seen on them.

Identification of the pest:

  • Caterpillar is green with a red colour head and lateral brown streaks on the body.
  • Adult – small and dark grey.


  • Collect and destroy the damaged buds along with silken tunnels
  • Use light trap to attract and kill the adult moths
  • Spray NSKE 5%or malathion 50EC 2ml/lit
  • Proper pruning and hygienic maintenance of bushes.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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