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Bioecology of Armyworm/Swarming caterpillar

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Bioecology of Armyworm/Swarming caterpillar

1. Eggs are laid in masses on leaves and covered with grey hairs.

2. The egg period is 7 days. Caterpillar is cylindrical dark to pale green with lateral lines along the body.

3. The larval period is 20-25 days. It pupates in an earthern cocoon in soil for 10-15 days.

File Courtesy: 
Insect Pests of Rice by M. D. Pathak and Z. R. Khan
Photo Courtesy: 
Mr.Y.Kondal Rao (DRR)
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