Identification of painted bug on mustard

  • A bug is black in color with red and yellow lines
  • Young plants wilt and wither as a result of the attack
  • Both the nymph and adult suck the sap of leaves and tender stems resulting in poor growth and pale yellow color of the leaves. 
  • In a later stage, the insects suck the sap of the pods with the result both quantity and quality of seed are adversely affected.
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