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Etiella Moth Caterpillar

Etiella zinckenella


This snout moth caterpillar by appearance looks like a sock puppet.


Spotted 20 mm long Etiella zinckenella caterpillar in the Lablab bean (Lablab purpureus) legume pod.


Symptoms of damage include shedding of blossom and young pods; mature pods marked with a brown spot (rotten patch) due to the build-up of faeces inside the pod; and split pods containing greenish larva having five black spots on the prothroax and a lot of white frass and silk.

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Deepti S
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Deepti S

Karnataka, India

Lat: 16.41, Long: 74.38

Spotted on Jan 24, 2015
Submitted on Jan 27, 2015

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