Yellow hairy caterpillar: Psalis pennatula
Symptoms of damage:
- Caterpillar causes defoliation
Identification of insect pest:
- Egg: yellow coloured pubescent eggs are found in groups on leaf surface
- Larva: caterpillar is yellowish brown with red stripes. Orange head and tufts of hairs all over the body.
- Pupa: pale white cocoon of silk and frass attached to the leaf
- Adult: moth is stout with straw coloured forewings
- Spray the crop with chlorpyriphos 20 EC 1250 ml/ha
- TNAU Agritech Portal.