Pest:Spathe Borer


  • A sporadic pest.
  • The caterpillar feeds on the flowers and lays eggs in the linear grooves on the tender spathe.
  • The larva bores into the unopened spathe and feeds on the tender floral parts.

Control Measures

  • Hand pick the larvae and remove affected spathe.
  • In severe cases, spray Carbaryl 50WP 2g/L.