Woolly bear

Woolly bear: Pericalliaricini 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Cause defoliation 

Identification of the pest:

  • Larva: black with brown head having long brown hairs
  • Adult: grey coloured moth. Hind wings are pinkish with dark spots 

Management:

  • To control early stage larvae, spray neem seed kernel extract (NSKE) 5% or spray chlorpyriphos 2.5ml or quinolphos 2ml or neem oil 5ml/ litre of water.

 

Source-

  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal