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10. Semilooper: Plusia signata (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)

Due to larval feeding tender leaves have large irregular holes and finally defoliated completely.    Pea green larva slender attenuated anteriorly with 3 pairs of prolegs including anal clusters, with several wavy whitish longitudinal lines and a broader whitish longitudinal lateral stripe. Adult has glistening forewings with a white spot. They can be managed by chemical sprays as given under Spodoptera.