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2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5
First report of Rodolia fumida Mulsant (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) as a predator of scale insect (Perisopneumon ferox new stead) in aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) from Gujarat, India

Naziya P Pathan, RS Jaiman, AU Amin and BG Prajapati

A field study was undertaken on aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) during 2018 at College of Horticulture Farm, Jagudan, Gujarat. Rodolia fumida Mulsant found as potential coccinellid predator of aonla scale insect (Perisopneumon ferox new stead). It belongs to the Coccinellidae family of order coleopteran. Morphological characters of R. fumida include length 4.08-4.56 mm and width 3.36-3.66 mm. Form robust, elongate oval, narrowed towards apex in posterior half, dorsal side densely pubescent. Larva is robust, ellipsoidal in outline and white in colour. Pupa is dark reddish brown. Therefore, the present study is the first ever report of R. fumida as a predator of scale insect (P. ferox) infesting aonla from Gujarat, India.
Pages : 91-93 | 238 Views | 24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Naziya P Pathan, RS Jaiman, AU Amin and BG Prajapati. First report of Rodolia fumida Mulsant (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) as a predator of scale insect (Perisopneumon ferox new stead) in aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) from Gujarat, India. 2018; 6(5): 91-93.
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