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Rice armyworm

1. Army worm (Spodoptera mauritia) is a sporadic pest on rice and severely occurs in Umraiang valley of Jowai district in Meghalaya, valley land of Manipur and Tripura. 2. Caterpillars feed on leaves and in severe infestation entire seedbeds and fields are destroyed and the fields appear as if it has been grazed by animals/cattle. 3. The larvae feed voraciously in the night and hide in the cracks and crevices of the soil during daytime.

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