With this campaign, farmers started to worry. Scientists say that this insect is called nettlemoth. He said that it is mostly found in foreign forests. It is rarely found in orchards in our country. He said that if you touch this insect, it will cause burning and itching. Farmers say there is no need to worry as there is no truth in the campaign going on in social media.
This insect is in the shape of a caterpillar and has hairs on its body. The tip of these hairs contains a slightly toxic substance. This is for the insect’s self-defense. It stays on the underside of the leaves and eats the leaves. This insect is not found in cotton crop. All farmers understand this and do not believe such baseless propaganda.
From the last 2-3 days there is a worm in the cotton crop in the WhatsApp group.. It is being spread that as soon as the worm touches a person, the person dies within 5 minutes. They are forwarding photos of insects, photos of dead people and audio messages, warning everyone to be careful. With this, scientists have given clarity.