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Rice horned caterpillar

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1. Homed caterpillar (Melanitis leda ismene) IS a minor pest of rice. 2. Female adult is dark brown butterfly, which lays white eggs on rice leaves. 3. Caterpillars are green in colour. It feed’s on the leaves at night and remains stationary during daytim. 4. Pupation takes place on leaf. The insect generally infests the crop during vegetative phase mainly on lowland rice.

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