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Hadda / spotted beetle

Hadda / spotted beetle

Hadda / spotted beetle: H.vigintioito punctata

Symptoms of damage:

  • Scrapping of chlorophyll
  • Skeletonization and drying of leaves

Identification of pest:

  • Eggs: Cigar shaped, yellow in colour
  • Grub:  Yellowish bearing six rows of longitudinal spines.
  • Pupa: Yellowish with spines on posterior part and anterior portion being devoid of spines.
  • Adult:  14 spots on each elytra, deep red.

Management:

  • Collect damaged leaves with grubs and egg masses and destroy them
  • Shake plants to dislodge grubs, pupae and adults and destroy
  • Conserve natural enemies in brinjal ecosystem
  • Spray Carbaryl 50 WP @ 3g/lit.

 

Source-

  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal

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