Taxonomic aid to major crambid vegetable pests from North India (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Abstract :

The six insect pest Crocidolomia binotalis Zeller, Hellula undalis (Fabricius), Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee, Maruca testulalis (Geyer), Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius), Syllepte derogata (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) reported as major pests on vegetable from North India. These pests have been reviewed taxonomically and compiled with diagnostic features. In the manuscript superfamily Pyraloidea, family Crambidae, and subfamilies Spilomelinae, Glaphyriinae, Evergestinae, characters and their major vegetable pests species treated taxonomically and illustrated with diagnostic features. Besides these, world wide distribution, host range and North Indian distribution discussed.

Keyword :

Crocidolomia binotalis, Hellula undalis, Leucinodes orbonalis, Maruca testulalis, Spoladea recurvalis, Syllepte derogata

Author(s) : Kumar, R., Mittal, V., Kumar, N., Ramamurthy, V. V.
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Published Issue : 2013 Vol. 8 Number 2

2013 Vol. 8 Number 2