Leaf roller: Sylepta derogata
Symptom of damage:
- Leaves rolled in the form of trumpets fastened by silken threads
- Marginal portion of leaves eaten away
- Plants defoliated in severe attack
Identification of the pest:
- Larva- Bright green (glistening) with dark head and prothoracic shield
- Adult- Moth with yellow wings having brown wavy markings
- Collection and destruction of sheded plant parts
- Hand picking and destruction of grown up caterpillars
- Spray any one of the following insecticides
- chlorpyriphos 20 EC 2.0 l/ha
- dichlorvos 76 WSC 1.0 l/ha.
- TamilNadu Agritech Portal.