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Pomegranate Pests

Pests of National Significance

Insect pests

  • Anar butterfly: Deudorix (Virachola) isocrates Fabricus (Lepidoptera: Lycanidae)
  • Stem borer: Coelosterna spinator Febricius (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
  • Whitefly: Siphorinus phillyreae Haliday (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
  • Shot hole borer: Xyleborus perforans Wollastan (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
  • Thrips: Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood or Rhiphiphorothrips cruentatus Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
  • Fruit borers: Conogethes punctiferalis, (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Diseases

  • Bacterial leaf and fruit spot: Xanthomonas axonopodies pv. punicae (Hingorani and Singh) Vauterin et al.
  • Leaf and fruit spot: Pseudocercospora punicae (Hennings) Deighton
  • Anthracnose: Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Sacc.
  • Wilt: Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht.

Pests of Regional Significance:

Insect pests

  • Pomegranate aphid: Aphis punicae Passerini (Homoptera: Aphididae)
  • Mealy bugs: Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (Homoptera: Coccidae)
  • Fruit borer: Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
  • Fruit sucking moth: Eudocima spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Diseases

  • Fruit scab: Speciloma sp.
  • Leaf spot: Alternaria sp. and Cercospora sp.
  • Fruit rot: Phytophthora spp., Aspergillus foetidus Thom & Raper

IPM for Pomegranate

To know the IPM practices for Pomegranate, click here.

Source : NIPHM, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage



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