Okra Red cotton bug

Okra Red cotton bug: Dysdercus cingulatus

Symptoms of damage:

  • Infested seeds become discoloured and shrivelled

Identification of pest:

  • Nymphs and Adults: Reddish bugs with white bands on the abdomen and black markings on the wings


  • Conserve the biocontrol agent Harpactor costalis predaceous on nymph and adult
  • Spray phosphamidon 40 SL @ 600 ml/ha.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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