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Nature of damageof Army worm (Lashkari Ali)

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1. Young larvae skeletonised the leaves. Later stages become gregarious and voracious eating the whole leaves at night.

2. Final instar larvae which are dark or gray in color have a characteristic habit of climbing the paddy plant and cutting the earheads.

3. Field gives an appearance as if it is grazed by cattle.

File Courtesy: 
RARS, Karjat
Photo Courtesy: 
RARS, Karjat
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