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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2013, Volume : 37, Issue : 2
First page : ( 149) Last page : ( 151)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.

Report on outbreak of Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricus) on Trianthema portulacastrum L. and its parasite from Haryana, India

Kedar S.C.*, Kumaranag K.M.

Department of Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar -125 004, Haryana, India

*Corresponding author's E-mail: santoshkedar56@yahoo.com

Online published on 1 August, 2013.

Abstract

Outbreak of Amaranthus caterpillar, Spoladea recurvalis was observed on weed, Trianthema portulacastrum, in cotton, pigeon pea, okra, gaur and black gram fields during July and August 2012. Caterpillar were observed feeding voraciously on leaves and caused complete destruction of weed. The caterpillar also showed parasitization by Apanteles sp.

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Keywords

Spoladea recurvalisTrianthema portulacastrum, weed, Apanteles sp.

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