"This is a unique kind of insect that has damaged our watermelons. We really did not know how this has happened."- Janere Braganza
"We have even noticed a huge decline in the sale of watermelons compared to last year"-
"I do watermelon farming on a small scale but if calculated the loss will be nearly Rs 20, 000 to Rs 25,000."-
Joao Baptist Travaso
"Recently, we had noticed a huge dew formation and on the next one or two days, we notice the insect seen on the grown watermelons. "
"I have left a large number of watermelons in fields and they are totally damaged due to the rare type of disease."