Web worm

Web worm: Cryptoblabes gnidiella

Symptom of damage:

  • Larva first feeds on the lemma of the flowers scraping the chlorphyll, later on the milky grains.
  • Webbing of maize cobs and feeding on the flowers and the grains

Identification of the pest:

  • Larva: Long and dark brown
  • Adult: Dark grey forewings



  • TNAU Agritech Portal
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