Okra Leaf roller

Okra Leaf roller: Sylepta derogata

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillar rolled the leaves
  • Scrapping the chlorophyll content and feed inside
  • Defoliation

Identification of pest:

  • Larva: Bright green (glistening) with dark head and prothoracic shield
  • Adult: moth with yellow wings having brown wavy markings


  • Collect and destroy rolled leaves
  • Spray carbaryl 50 WP 2 g/lit or phosalone 35 EC 2 ml/lit



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