Pod bug

Pod bug: Elasmolomus – Aphanus sordidus

Symptoms of damage:

  • Freshly harvested pods having shrivelled kernels

Identification of the pest:

  • Nymph: Pinkish
  • Adult: Dark brown bugs


  • Apply any one of the followings to the soil prior to sowing in endemic areas
    • Malathion 5 D 25 kg/ha
    • Quinalphos 25 % EC
  • Repeat soil application of any one of the above dust formulations on the 40th day of sowing and incorporate in the soil during the earthing up.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal.
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