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Pests of Mango :: Major Pests :: Flower Webber


11. Flower webber: Eublemma versicolor (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)


Distribution and status: widely distributed in India.


Host range Mango


Damage symptoms : Flowers in the inflorescence are webbed together by the larvae, hich remain inside the silk lined gallery and feed. They also bore into the inflorescence stalk.


Bionomics :Female has purplish pink or light orange wings with an apical patch. Adult lays 8 -10 reddish hemispherical eggs on sepals and the incubation period is 3-4 days. Larva is smooth, greenish yellow with light brown head and prothoracic shield.



Spray phosalone 35 EC 3.0 - 4.0 L or carbaryl 50 WP 3.0 kg in 1500-2000 L of water per ha (10-15 L of spray fluid per tree)