Pod borer

Pod borer:  Anisolabis stalli

Symptoms of damage:

  • Young pods showing bore holes plugged with excreta
  • Sand particles or discoloured pulps
  • Pods without kernal.

Identification of the pest:

  • Nymph: White in early stages and later turns brown
  • Adult: Dark brown to black with forceps like caudal cerci and white leg joints


  • Apply any one of the following on soil at 40 DAS prior to sowing in endemic areas
    • Malathion 5 D 25 kg/ha
    • Carbofuran 3% CG 50 kg/ha.


  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal


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