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Yellow hairy caterpillar ( Manchal kambalipuzhu)

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1. Common name - Yellow hairy caterpillar .

2. Scientific name - Psalis pennatula .

3. Vernacular name - Manchal kambalipuzhu ( மஞ்சள கம்பளிப்புழு ).

Symptoms of damage of Yellow hairy caterpillar:

• Caterpillar causes defoliation.

Identification of Yellow hairy caterpillar:

• Caterpillar is yellowish brown with red stripes.

 • Orange head and tufts of hairs all over the body.

• Pupa - pale white cocoon of silk and frass attached to the leaf.

 • Adult - Moth is stout with straw coloured forewings.

Management of Yellow hairy caterpillar:

• Spray endosulfan 35 EC 1000 ml / ha or monocrotophos 36 WSC 500 ml / ha

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TNRRI, Aduthurai
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