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Rice case worm

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Scientific name: Nymphula depunctalis

Local name:

Damage of Rice case worm:

1. Larvae cut off the leaf tips and prepare a cylindrical tube like case and dwell inside it and often float in water.

2. They move with their cases and feed on leaves by scraping patches of green tissues sometime leaving only the white epidermis.

Control of Rice case worm:

Endosulfan 35EC @ 1.3 lit./ha or monocrotophos 36EC @ 1.3 lit./ha is effective.

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