Guava Fruit borer

Guava Fruit borerRapala varuna

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillar found on flower buds and fruit

Identification of pest:

  • Adult – metallic red coloured butterfly

Management:

  • Collect and destroy damaged fruits
  • Clean cultivation as weed plants serve as alternate hosts
  • Use light trap @ 1/ ha to monitor the activity of adults
  • Insecticides: Malathion 50 EC 0.1% two rounds, one at flower formation and next at fruit set.

 

Source-

  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal