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Locket the stripped blister beetles in water melon & musk melon:
These yellowish brown coloured beetles are feeding on pollens & petals of the flowers. Bearing of fruits are affected. Initially, lower countable population is observed on the plants near the field boundaries and later migrates into the field inside. At this time, we have to collect them manually to avoid further migration on rest of the plants. We are unable to locket the larvae of this insect as they are remain in the soil, however, these larvae are not damaging to root system in the soil of the plants.
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