Shoot Borer (Chlumetia transversa)

Image of Shoot Borer(Chlumatia transversa)Shoot Borer (Chlumetia transversa) is a serious pest of mango (especially seedlings and young trees) that eats developing leaves and tunnels into the midrib and terminal shoots. This pest is found all over the country. Larvae of this moth bore into the young shoot resulting in dropping of leaves and wilting of shoots. Larvae also bore into the inflorescence stalk.

Stone weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae)

Image of Stone weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae)The mango stone weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is an important monophagous pest of mango, infesting the seed (stone) within. Life-cycle is completed in 40 to 50 days during June-July. Adults hibernate until the next fruiting season. There is only one generation in a year.

Scale Insects (Chloropulvinaria polygonata, Aspidiotus destructor and Rastrococcus sp.)

Image of Scale Insects (Chloropulvinaria polygonata, Aspidiotus destructor  and Rastrococcus  sp.)In recent years, scale insects (Chloropulvinaria polygonata, Aspidiotus destructor and Rastococcus  sp.) become serious pest on mango. The nymphs and adults of pest suck the sap of leaves and other tender parts which result in reduction of vigour of plants. Scale also secrets honeydew which facilitates in development of sooty mould on different plant parts.

Shoot gall psylla (Apsylla cistallata)

Image of Shoot gall psylla (Apsylla cistallata)The shoot gall psylla (Apsylla cistallata) is very serious pest of mango. Infestation of this pest results in formation of green conical galls in leaf axis. The pest becomes active from the month if August and galls dry after emergence of adults in the month of march.

Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata)

Image of Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata )Stem Borer (Batocera rufomaculata ) is widely distributed in India and attack a number of fruit trees including mango. The grub of this pest feeds inside the stem, making tunnel upward which results in drying of branches and in severe cases death of tree.

Bark Eating Caterpillar (Indarbela quadrinotata)

Image of Bark Eating Caterpillar (Indarbella quadrinotata)Bark eating caterpillar (Indarbela spp.) has a wide host range and found infesting fruit trees, forest tress and ornamental plants.

Fruit fly

Image of Fruit-fly (Bactrocera dorsalis , B . zonatus  and B. correctus)Fruit Fly are very small insects  that  lay their eggs in various plant tissues. The Tephritidae contains about 1,200 species characterized by wide heads, black or steely green or blue bodies, iridescent greenish eyes, and wings that are usually mottled brown or black.

Leaf Webber (Orthaga euadrusalis)

Image of Leaf Webber (Orthaga euadrusalis)

Discription of Leaf Webber are Inconspicuous brown moth, Eggs are laid in clusters of about ten, on buds and young leaves, Cream-yellow larvae pupates in the webs, etc.

Inflorescence Midge (Erosomyia indica)

Image of Inflorescence Midge (Erosomyia indica )The mango inflorescence midge (Erosomyia indica) is a major pest of  mango. The adult midge are harmless minute flies which are short lived and die within  24 hours of  emergence after copulation and oviposition.

Mealybug (Drosicha mangiferae)

Image of Mealybug (Drosicha mangiferae)Mango Mealybug (Drosicha mangiferae), is a serious pest on mango. The nymphs damage sap from tender shoots and inflorescence. In case of  severe  infestation, the  inflorescences dry up and the young  fruits  fall easily.

Hoppers (Idioscoynio chypeabis, I. nitidulus and Amritodus atkinsoni)

Image of Hoppers (Idioscoynio chypeabis, I.  nitidulus and Amritodus atkinsoni)Three species of hoppers Idioscoynio chypeabis, I. nitidulus and Amritodus atkinsoni are the most important and found on panicles, leaves and stems, respectively.  The adult and nymphs of hoppers, suck the sap from tender parts resulting in reduction of vigoure.

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