Shoot, Panicle and Capsule borer

Catalogue Type
Plant Pests Catalogue
Scientific Name
Dichocrocis punctiferalis
Distinguishing Characters
Long, pale greenish with a pinkish colour dorsally
Medium sized moth (22-24 mm); the wings are pale yellowish with black spots on the wings.
Eggs are pink, oval, flat and laid singly or in groups on the tender part of the plant.
Larva: Long, pale greenish with a pinkish colour dorsally, head and pro-thoracic shield brown in colour and body covered with minute hairs.
Pupa: Pupation takes place in lose silken cocoon in larval tunnel.
Host Crop
Castor, turmeric, guava, mulberry, cardamom etc
Photo of Insect
Photo of Damaged Crop