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PESTS OF PULSES :: Major Pests :: Thrips

2. Thrips: Ayyaria chaetophora, Caliothrips indicus, Megalurothrips distalis (Thripidae: Thysanoptera)

Damage symptoms: The leaves are mottled with characteristic silvering due to the attack of insect especially under dry spell on lab lab, black gram, green gram, cow pea. Later leaves dry and shed. Damaged plants do not develop pods. It also acts as a vector of many diseases.

Bionomics Tiny yellow fringe winged adults.

Caliothrips indicus

Spray Malathion 50 EC 1.0 L or Carbaryl 50 WP 1.0 kg in 700 L water.