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Leaf Webber (Orthaga euadrusalis)

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Discription:

  • Inconspicuous brown moth
  • Eggs are laid in clusters of about ten, on buds and young leaves
  • Cream-yellow larvae pupates in the webs
  • Leaflets, flowers and pods are held together to form a web
  • Larvae feed from inside these webs
  • Growth of the terminal shoot is impaired if infested
  • Infestations may begin as early as seedling stage and continue during flowering and podding
  • Late infestation may also result as pod borer
  • The life-cycle takes 3-4 weeks

Control:

  • Impact of damage is negligible
  • Use of chemical pesticides may have a negative impact on natural enemies