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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