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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2013, Volume : 37, Issue : 4
First page : ( 335) Last page : ( 340)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.

Oviposition preferences in pentatomid bug, Eurydema pulchrum (Westwood) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Azim M. Nayyar*, Rather Ajaz Hassan

Section of Entomology, P.G. Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar -190 006, Jammu & Kashmir, India

*Corresponding authors’ E-mail: mnayyarazim@yahoo.com

Online published on 29 January, 2014.


The oviposition preferences by the adult female of Eurydema pulchrum have been observed with the help of screen cages. The observations revealed that adult females of Eurydema pulchrum (Westwood) have distinct preference for fresh, undamaged intact leaves for oviposition over macerated damaged and used leaves of cruciferous plants.



Oviposition preferences, pentatomid bug, Eurydema pulchrum (Westwood).


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