Adult moth is having white colored wings with black spots. Eggs are cream colored round eggs laid in groups on plants and on any surface like rocks near fields. Neonate larvae are sparsely hairy and grown up larvae have bright red coloured with long hairs.
Voracious defoliator destroys many crops like sorghum, castor, maize, groundnut, etc. They migrate in groups from field to field feeding voraciously on the crops that come across on their way giving them grazed appearance.
Aa NPV, Blepharipa zebina, Exorista xanthaspis and Carcelia sp., Telenomus manolus, etc.