Chichoo moth or Leaf webber

Chichoo moth or Leaf webber: Nephopteyrx eugraphella 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillar webs and feed on  leaves
  • Scrapping chlorophyll content
  • Leaves dried and hanging from the webbed shoots
  • Caterpillar bores into flower buds and tender fruits – withered and shed.

Identification of pest:

  • Egg – pale yellow colour, oval shaped
  • Larva – pinkish in colour, brown stripes on each side of the body.
  • Adult – Greyish moth with brown or black spot on the forewing.


  • Remove and destruct the infested fruits from the orchard
  • Collect and remove the dried clusters of leaf web
  • Insecticides: Spray phosalone 35 EC 2 ml/lit or phosphamidon 40 SL 2 ml/lit or neem seed kernel extract
    5 %.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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