Integrated Pest Management of White Grub Holotrichia Consanguinea Blanchard in Guava and Grapes


  • Sandeep Singh Department of Fruit Science Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab
  • Rajwinder Kaur Sandhu Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab
  • Parminder Singh Shera Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab
  • Rakesh Sharma Farmer Advisory Service Centre, Hoshiarpur 144205, Punjab
  • Jasreet Kaur Regional Research Station, Bathinda 151001, Punjab
  • Kolla Sreedevi Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterization, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, H A Farm Post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560024, Karnataka



Holotrichia consanguinea, cockchafer beetle, anisole, fruit crops, IPM, May/June beetles, pheromone trap, Punjab, soil dwelling pests, environment friendly.


White grubs or cockchafer beetles are polyphagous soil dwelling pests and Holotrichia consanguinea Blanchard is one of the most damaging infesting agricultural and horticultural crops. A cockchafer beetle trap was devised using anisole (methoxy benzene) as a lure (aggregating pheromone) and was evaluated in an IPM module (30 traps/ ha+ flooding of fields+ weed removal) as recommended by PAU, Ludhiana in guava and grapes orchards in Punjab. The traps were placed at ground level and tied to trunk/vine with approximately 1 trap/ 11 trees in guava and 1 trap/ 55 vines in grapes orchard. In guava, leaf damage was observed to reduced from 36.90% (non-IPM fields) to 8.73% (IPM fields); and in grapes, from 47.75% (non-IPM fields) to 13.15% (IPM fields). It is an eco-friendly technique which can be used at community level to control white grubs in the orchards.


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Singh, S., Sandhu, R. K., Shera, P. S., Sharma, R., Kaur, J., & Sreedevi, K. (2024). Integrated Pest Management of White Grub <i>Holotrichia Consanguinea Blanchard</i> in Guava and Grapes. Indian Journal of Entomology, 1–4.



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