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