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Life stages of Rice skipper

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Egg: Eggs are laid on the leaves.

Larva: The caterpillar is elongate, yellowish green with four white dorsal stripes, smooth and with a constructed neck and red ‘V’ mark on the head, which is distinct.

Pupa: Pale green pupa has white longitudinal lines on it and is attached to the leaf blade by a silk girdle.

Adult: The adult is a dark brown skipper butterfly with two white spots on the wings.

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ZARS, Mandya
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