Leaf web worm

Leaf web worm: Nausinoe geometralis 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillar webs the leaves and branches
  • They skeletonize leaves by scraping away the parenchymatous tissues.

Identification of the pest:

  • Caterpillar – green with dark warts giving rise to thin hairs
  • Adult – medium sized moth with light brownish wings and wings having white spots.


  • Collect and destroy the damaged leaves along with larvae
  • 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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