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Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems
Year : 2014, Volume : 20, Issue : 1
First page : ( 14) Last page : ( 21)
Print ISSN : 0971-6831. Online ISSN : 0974-4541.

Mapping the potential distribution of Achatina fulica (Bowdich) (Stylommatophora: Achatinidae) in India using CLIMEX, a bioclimatic software

Sridhar V.*, Vinesh L. S., Jayashankar M.

Division of Entomology and Nematology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bengaluru -560 089, Karnataka, India

*E-mail: vsridhar@iihr.ernet.in

Online published on 24 December, 2014.


Modeling of climatically similar locations was done based on the existing geographic distribution for the giant African snail, Achatina fulica using. Climate Match. function of CLIMEX, a bioclimatic software. Majority areas in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, parts of North-Eastern India showed < 0.7 CMI (Composite Match Index), limiting the spread of the snail into such pockets. Parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu showed > 0.7 CMI, which are climatically very similar to the locations, where A. fulica is already prevalent.



Achatina fulica, India, CLIMEX, Match climate.


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