Mustard aphid

Mustard aphid: Lipaphis erysimi

Symptoms of damage:

  • Both nymph and adults suck the sap from leaves, buds and pods
  • Curling of infested leaves and at advanced stage plants may wither and die
  • Plants remain stunted and sooty molds grow on the honeydew excreted by the insects

Identification of pest:

  • Aphids: Small, soft-bodied, pearl-shaped insects


  • Set up yellow stick trap to monitor aphid population.
  • Conserve the natural enemies viz., Cocciniella septempunctata, Menochilus sexmaculata,
  • Spray dimethoate@ 2 ml /lit.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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