Lily caterpillar

Lily caterpillar: Polytela gloriosae 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Early instars feed on chlorophyll of the leaves
  • Later instars feed voraciously leaving only the hard stem of the plant
  • Complete devastation.

Identification of the pest:

  • Egg – Small in size and white coloured
  • Larva – dark brown colour head and black colour abdomen
  • Adult – violet colour and white colour spots present on the forewing


  • Spray application of Neem oil 0.5% or NSKE 5%
  • A collection of growth stages and destruction.



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