•Distribution and status: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines.
•Host range: Castor, rose, pomegranate, tea, citrus, mango, Cadiospermum helicacabum
•Larva: semilooper with varying shades of colour with black head. Abdomen has a red spot on the third abdominal segment and red tubercules in the anal region •
•Adult: pale reddish brown moth with hind wing having white spot in the middle and three large white spots on the outer margin •Wing expanse of 6-7 cm
•Damage is maximum in August – September.
•Damage to complete defoliation
•Spray any one of the following insecticides thrice from flowering at three weeks interval
– Malathion 50 EC 2.0 l/ha
– Carbaryl 50 WP 2.0 kg/ha in 1000 l of water
– Apply neem seed kernel extract 5%+Neem oil 2% •