Major groups of pollinators in moringa ecosystem in Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu
Haran MSR and Srinivasan MR
Moringa is one of the major vegetable crop which rely primarily on insect pollination. The present investigations were performed at Kayamozhi, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India to know the proportion of different insect pollinators covering different insect groups. The results showed that in the study location the major pollinators fall under four major categories namely, Apis Hymenopterans, Non-Apis Hymenopterans, Dipterans and Lepidopterans. Amongst the observed pollinators, the members of Apis Hymenopterans were the most abundant in the moringa ecosystem followed by Lepidopterans. Dipteran pollinators were the least abundant. However, all the pollinator groups were even in all the hours of the day and the diversity was maximum at 1400-1500 hours and the lowest diversity was recorded 1000-1100 hours.
How to cite this article:
Haran MSR and Srinivasan MR. Major groups of pollinators in moringa ecosystem in Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 68-71.