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Pests of Pomegranate :: Minor Pests :: Bagworm


13. Bagworm: Clania crameri (Psychidae: Lepidoptera)


Damage symptoms

The caterpillar scrapes the tissues of the leaves causing circular holes on the leaf surface. It causes severe defoliation.



The female moth is apterous, maggot like and male moth is winged. The eggs are laid within the pupal case. The larva constructs its case and remaining within it feed on the leaves. It becomes full grown in about five weeks.