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Annals of Plant Protection Sciences
Year : 2006, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 101)
Print ISSN : 0971-3573.

Bionomics of defoliator, Gastropacha pardale (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on mango

Haseeb Masarrat1, Abbas S.R.2, Srivastava

1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, A.M.U., Aligarh - 202 002

2Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Rehmankhera, Lucknow - 227 107, India

Abstract

Larvae of Gastropacha pardale were voracious feeders, feeding on the whole leaf content except the mid-rib. The adults had hairy bodies with dark brown forewings, thickly covered with scales. The mature larva was about 7 cm in length, dull brown with creamish tufts of hairs at the sides. The lifecycle was completed in 38–51 days in the month of September-October. Other related observations on biology, lifecycle and behaviour of the pest were investigated.

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Key words

Bionomics, Gastropacha pardaleMangifera indica.

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