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