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Pests of Grapes :: Minor Pests ::Sphingid


6.  Sphingid: Hippotion celerio (Sphingidae: Lepidoptera)

Adult is a robust, red brown coloured moth. Larvae are green and stout with an anal horn, feed on leaves and cause defoliation. Hand picking and mechanical destruction of cater pillars in the initial stage of attack can effectively check. Spray endosulfan 0.5% or carbaryl 0.1% is also recommended for the control.