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Bioecology of Green- horned caterpillar

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Bioecology of Green- horned caterpillar  

  • The green horned caterpillars adults are large butterflies and are easily recognized because of the pattern of eye spots on their wings.
  • Larvae are yellow-green and have two pairs of horns on the flat and square head and posterior end of the body.
  • The body is covered with small and yellow bead-like hairs. Melanitis has white or black horns and Mycalesis has red horns.
File Courtesy: 
Field management of insect pests of rice - A ready reckoner. Technical Bulletin No.46, Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar
Photo Courtesy: 
Mr.Y.Kondal Rao (DRR)
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