Shoot webber

Shoot webberOrthaga exvinacea

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillar webbing of terminal leaves and scrapes the chlorophyll content
  • Drying up plants.

Identification of pest:

  • Larva – Pale greenish with brown head and prothroacic shield.
  • Adult – Brown moth with wavy lines on fore wings.


  • Remove and destroy the webbed leaves along with larva and pupa
  • Spray carbaryl at 50 WP @ 0.1%
  • Encourage the activity of predators, carabid beetle Parena lacticincta, reduvid Oecama sp.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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