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HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA


Preferred Trap for this pest

Scientific Name Of The Pest : Helicoverpa(Heliothis)armigera
Common Name of the Pest : Cotton bollworm
Host crops : Soybean,Tomato, Maize, Bengal gram, Red gram, Cotton, Chilli, Green gram, Okra, Rose, Cow pea, Sunflower, Sorghum, Chrysanthemum, Groundnut


Pest Identification:
It is stoutly built, large brown or yellowish brown moth, about 20 mm long and dark specks that make V- shaped marks on the forewings and a conspicuous black spot in the centre. The hind wings are light and dull-coloured with black border. The larva measures 35-45 mm long and is greenish with dark broken grey lines along the sides of the body.

Damage:
The young larvae on hatching feed on foliage for some times and later bore into the reproductive parts of hosts (flowers and fruits) with their bodies hanging outside. Feeding damage results in holes bored into reproductive structures and feeding within the plant.

Control Measures:

Funnel trap with Hel-E Lure at 15/ha for monitoring.

Hel-E Lure Pheromone Lure Details:
Hel-E Lure
Dispenser - Septa.
Material - Silicon Rubber
Packaging - Individually Sachet Packed
Sachet Material - Foil Lined Laminate
Field Life Of Pheromone lure - 45 days

Host Crops

Soybean,Tomato, Maize, Bengal gram, Red gram, Cotton, Chilli, Green gram, Okra, Rose, Cow pea, Sunflower, Sorghum, Chrysanthemum, Groundnut

Host crop

sapota

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.

Host crop

peach

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.

Host crop

mangos

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.

Host crop

Citrus

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.

Host crop

Papaya

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.

Host crop

Guava

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.