Volume No. 13 Issue No.: 04 Page No.: 418-421 April-June 2019

 

TAXONOMIC STUDY OF MANGO PEST IN CHERUPUZHA, KANNUR, KERALA, INDIA

 

Jerin George1 and V. P. Vineetha2

St. Josephs College (Autonomous) Devagiri, Calicut, Kerala (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 29, 2018

 

ABSTRACT

 

Study of mango pest was carried out in Cherupuzha from March to August 2018. 12 species were identified under 10 families and 6 orders. Order Hemiptera and Coleoptera are the most predominant group among the mango pest. During flowering season the population of insect increase rapidly. Host plant completely attacked by pest, but most species attack leaves. Major pests identified in this study are Amritodus atkinsoni, Drosicha mangiferae, Batocera rufomaculata, Myllocerus discolor, Deporaus marginatus, Oecophylla smaragdina, Bactrocera zonata, Chloropulvinaria psidii, Orthaga exvinacea, Ceroplastes rubens ,Dacus dorsalis, termites., the present study involves the biology of these pests. Study concludes that seasonal changes affect a lot on population fluctuation of mango.

 

Keywords : Mangifera indica, Pest, Insect, Season, Host plant, Mango

 

 

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