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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

Taxonomic documentation of phototactic insect pests species collected from light trap during Rabi season vegetable ecosystem at Chhindwara (M.P.)

Author(s):
PL Ambulkar, AK Sharma, AK Bhowmick and AK Saxena
Abstract:
An experiment was conducted under the taxonomic documentation of phototactic insect pests collected in light trap during Rabi season in vegetable ecosystem at Chhindwara (M.P.). Information on insect fauna of vegetable collected at Chhindwara M.P. The data of trap catch during Rabi 2019-20 was classified on taxonomic basis, economic aspect (crop pest) and bio control significance (parasite and predators) a total 64 insect species belonging to 10 orders and 33 families were recorded throughout the season (Rabi 2019-20) based on number of species collected, largest collection was represented by order Lepidoptera 24 species (44.75%) followed by order Hemiptera 14 species (21.87%), Coleoptera 9 species (14.06%), Orthoptera 3 species (4.68%) and Hymenoptera 2 species (3.12%) in descending order respectively. Orders of minor significance are represented by Odonata, Diptera and Neuroptera having 2 species each while Dermaptera and Dictyoptera were represented by one species only. Based on economic importance this collection was represented by 44 species of harmful insects (as crop pest) 20 species of predatory and parasitic insects (useful as bio control agents). Category of harmful insect pests includes the major and minor pest species of vegetables, major polyphagous pest, pest of cereals, oilseeds and other crops.
Pages: 347-351  |  504 Views  107 Downloads
How to cite this article:
PL Ambulkar, AK Sharma, AK Bhowmick and AK Saxena. Taxonomic documentation of phototactic insect pests species collected from light trap during Rabi season vegetable ecosystem at Chhindwara (M.P.). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 347-351. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i4Sf.6095

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