Slug caterpillar

Slug caterpillar: Parasa (Latoia) lepida

Symptom of damage:

  • Defoliation

Identification of the pest:

  • Caterpillar – fleshy and slug like greenish body with white lines
  • Four rows of spiny tipped red or black which causes irritation and pain due to glandular secretion.
  • Adult – green wings with prominent dark patch at the base of each forewing.


  • Collect the infested leaves along with caterpillars and destroy.




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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