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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Bio-systematics of leafhoppers in selected vegetable, flower, spice crops

Author(s):
Venkata Satya Saikumar K, Ramaiah M, Sarada G, Chalam MSV, Ruth CH and Swarajya Lakshmi K
Abstract:
The present investigation entitled “Bio-Systematics of leafhoppers in selected vegetable, flower, spice crops” was conducted during the year 2020-2021 at different places of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh under Department of Entomology, College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta. During the study, 15 leafhopper species belonging to 11 genera were collected, identified and described. During the present investigation, leafhoppers were collected from Brinjal, Okra, Chilli, Tomato, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Turmeric and Coriander crop ecosystems in different parts of Rayalaseema region, they were Amrasca biguttula biguttula, Balclutha saltuella (Kirschbaum), Balclutha rubrostriata (Melichar), Cicadulina (Cicadulina) bipunctata (Melichar), Empoasca primari, Maiestas (Recilia) distinctus Motschulsky, Maiestas (Recilia) dorsalis Motschulsky, Maiestas (Recilia) intermedius Melichar, Maiestas (Recilia) subviridis Dash and Viraktamath, Doratulina rotundus (Pruthi), Exitianus indicus (Distant), Empoascanara prima, Hishimonus phycitis (Distant), Nephotettix virescens (Distant), Seriana jaina (Distant).
Distribution pattern of leafhoppers of vegetable (Brinjal, Chilli, Tomato and Okra), flower (Chrysanthemum and Marigold) and Spice (Coriander and Turmeric) crop ecosystems of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh revealed that Amrasca biguttula biguttula, Empoasca kerri, Balclutha saltuella and Hishimonus phycitis are distributed in all four districts of Rayalaseema region. Key is provided for all these leafhopper species in the present study and were supplemented with the line diagrams and colour photographs which will be useful for their identification.
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How to cite this article:
Venkata Satya Saikumar K, Ramaiah M, Sarada G, Chalam MSV, Ruth CH, Swarajya Lakshmi K. Bio-systematics of leafhoppers in selected vegetable, flower, spice crops. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):16-27.

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