pest occurrences in the field

Cotton    Mumbai,India

identification of the pest..severity in the field causing damages to the crop

Posted by: Balasaheb Dhame (1 point) Balasaheb Dhame
Posted: August 17, 2018

Utkarsh Ghate commented,
Is it white fly sir? Looks like that. Sucking pest rose after BT cotton fought boll worm. http://www.cicr.org.in/PDF/kycp_white...
27 days ago.


It is hard to tell. Can you get a closer image. It is clearly wax producing hemipteran of some type. What damage is it doing? These insects feed by pushing their needle like mouthparts into the leaf. The principal damage is that they introduce virus and other microbes when they feed. Are you seeing the damage?

Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: August 19, 2018

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