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Rice skipper ( Nel skipper )

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1. Common name - Rice skipper .

2. Scientific name - Pelopidas mathias.

3. Vernacular name - Nel skipper ( நெல் ஸ்கிப்பர் ).

Symptom of damage of Rice skipper ( Nel skipper ):

• Edges of the leaves are fastened with webbing.

• Backward rolling of leaves.

• caterpillar feeds from margin to inwards.

Identification of Rice skipper ( Nel skipper ):

Larva: Pale green with constructed neck.

Adult: Butterfly with brown coloured wings and curved antenna

Management of Rice skipper ( Nel skipper ) :

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

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TNRRI, Aduthurai
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