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Crop Protection :: Tea

Tea mosquito bug: Helopeltis theivora

  • It is considered to be a serious pest of a tea.
  • The damage more in most shaded areas.

Symptoms of damage:

  • Adults and nymphs suck the sap from buds, young leaves and tender stems
  • Puncturing the plant tissues with their needle like rostrum and inject toxic saliva.
  • Punctures appear as reddish brown spots.
  • Leaves curl up, badly deformed and shoots dry up.

Identification of the pest:

  • Adult - black colour with red thorax, black and white abdomen and greenish brown wings.


  • Spray Clothianidin 50 WDG 120 g/ha or Thiacloprid 21.7 SC 375 ml/ha or Thiamethoxam 25 WG 100g/ha or Bifenthrin 8 SC 500 ml/ha

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