The incidence of Muscardine in muga silkworm is occasional but when it occurs, there is chance of complete crop failure. 60-70% Muga silkworm infected mainly in Aghenua crop (in winter season December- March)
Casual Organism: Beauveria sp
It is a fungal disease. Both white and green muscardine are prevalent in muga silkworm
Infected larvae become swollen, body hardens after death, become stiff, chalky and mummified within 24 hours.