Spiny pod borer

Spiny pod borer: Etiella zinckenella

Symptoms of damage

  • Dropping of flowers and young pods
  • Older pods marked with a brown spot where a larvae has entered
Identification of the pest
  • Larval – greenish initially, turns pink before pupation.
  • It has 5 black spots on the prothorax


  • Brownish grey moth
  • Prothorax – orange in colour
  • Forewing – has a white stripe along the anterior margin.



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