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Pests of Ber :: Major Pests :: Leaf butterfly


  1. 3. Leaf butterfly: Tarucus indicus (Lycaenidae: Lepidoptera)

Small fleshy green caterpillars feed on the leaves. Egg, larval pupal periods last 3-5, 15 and 5-7 days respectively. White transparent patches are seen on leaves. Adults have white wings with pale brown bands on the ventral side.