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Striped mealybug Ferrisia virgata

Symptoms of damage:

  • Presence of white, cottony mealy bugs on the leaves and twigs
  • Stunted growth

Identification of pest:

  • Crawler: Yellowish to pale white in colour
  • Adult: Females apterous, long, slender covered with white waxy secretion

Management:

  • Spray FORS 25g/lit or neem oil 0.5% along with teepol 1 ml/lit
  • Spray any following insecticides
    • Phosphomidon 40 SL 2ml/lit
    • Imidacloprid 80.5 SC 0.6 ml/lit
    • Chlorpriphos 20 EC 2ml/lit
    • Thiamethoxam 25 WSG 0.6 mg/lit
    • Profenophos 2ml/lit
Mealy bug on tomato plants

Updated on October, 2022

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