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Moth bean Pests

Pests of national significance

Insect and mite pests

  • White grub: Holotrichia spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
  • Aphids: Aphis craccivora Koch (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
  • Spotted pod borer: Maruca vitrata Geyer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
  • Leaf hopper: Empoasca kerri Pruthi (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
  • Whitefly: Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
  • Pod bugs: Riptortus pedestris (Hemiptera: Alydidae); Clavigralla gibbosa (Hemiptera: Coreidae) and Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Diseases
  • Fusarium wilt: Fusarium oxysporum (Schlecht) Snyder & Hansen
  • Charcoal rot or ashy stem blight: Macrophomina phaseolina (Maubl.)
  • Mung bean yellow mosaic virus
  • Bacterial blight: Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola Van Hall,
  • Bacterial leaf spot: Xanthomonas phaseoli (Burkholder) Starr & Burkholder.
  • Cercospora leaf blight: Cercospora spp

Weeds

Broad leaf

  • Pigweed: Amaranthus viridis Hook. F. (Amaranthaceae)
  • Tick weed: Cleome viscosa L (Capparidaceae)
  • Horse purslane: Trianthema portulacastrum L. (Aizoaceae)
  • False amaranth: Digera arvensis Forssk. (Amaranthaceae)

Grasses

  • Rabbit/Crow foot grass: Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Beauv. (Poaceae)
  • Crab grass: Digiteria sanguinalis (L.) Willd. (Poaceae)

Sedges

  • Purple nutsedge: Cyperus rotundus L. (Cyperaceae)
  • Yellow nutsedge: Cyperus esculentus L. (Cyperaceae)

Nematodes

  • Root-knot nematode: Meloidogyne spp.
  • Reniform nematode: Rotylenchulus reniformis (Linford & Oliveira)

Pests of Regional Significance

Insect pests

  • Hawk moth: Acherontia styx Westwood (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) (Rajasthan)
  • Hairy caterpillar: Amsacta spp. (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)

IPM for Mothbean

To know the IPM practices for Mothbean, click here.

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



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