Insect Life CycleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
This is Leaf Minor's Life Cycle
Economic importance: Larvae infest tender leaves and feed on the epidermis, resulting in a silvery appearance on the lower leaf surface. This incidence of insect damage in the field results in the leaves being dried and falling. It primarily destroys crops namely tomatoes, chillies, soybeans, sponge gourds, cucumbers, etc._x000D_ Life Cycle_x000D_ Egg: The female flies lays eggs inside the leaves cell within 13 days up to 160 in number. These eggs hatch within 2 to 3 days._x000D_ Larvae: The larvae of the leaf minor makes a tunnel inside the leaf tissues and feeds on chlorophyll. It makes zigzag tunnels on the leaves._x000D_ Pupa: The larvae of the leaf minor converts into pupa within 2 to 20 days._x000D_ _x000D_ Adult: The leaf miner comes out after 6 to 22 days. It completes many generations throughout its life cycle. Adult appears in yellow color with black stripes on the abdomen._x000D_ _x000D_ Control: Spray with Dimethoate 30 EC @264 ml in 300 litre of water or Oxydemeton-Methyl 25% EC @ 1200 ml with 300 litre of water or Neem-based insecticide 1 EC @2 ml per litre of water._x000D_ _x000D_ Note: The quantity of insecticide varies according to different crops._x000D_ _x000D_ Source: AgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence_x000D_ _x000D_ If this information was useful, don’t forget to Like and Share it with all your farmer friends through the options below._x000D_ _x000D_
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