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    Fruit and shoot borer is the most destructive pest of brinjal. The larvae bore into petioles, leaves and young tender shoots. The infested plant parts wither, dry and drop off. The larvae bore into flower bud and fruits, leading to shedding of buds. Infected flowers cannot set fruits. The larvae close the entry point on fruits, feed internal content and results in rotting of fruits, making them unfit for consumption. The major damage of this pest is mainly to the developing fruits, hence leads to economic loss.

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