Red pumpkin beetle is a reddish-brown oval type beetle. The lower part of the abdomen is black in color. Its mode of damage is it eats leaves which stops the growth of plants. Adults of this insect cause severe damage to the growing crop. The attack is intense from March to April. It damages the roots, underground stems, and fruit from the ground. Infected plants begin to die in the early fruiting stage
Prevention and Control
Clean crop residues and debris and bury or burn it in the ground. Destroy adult beetles from small plots by hand or by hand net. After harvesting the crop, plow deep into the field to destroy the insects present in the soil. In case of attack call Bakhabar Kissan agricultural experts via call 03030300000.