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Know, how does the stem borer damage the paddy?
The female moth of this caterpillar lays eggs in a mass on the back of the top of the leaf. The small caterpillars hatched out from the eggs enter the paddy plants from the surface of the water hanging by the shiny threads of their saliva. Larva enters into the stem and feed inside causing drying of central shoot called “dead heart’.
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