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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 1, Issue 4


Mulberry Defoliators: Distribution and Occurrence from Aurangabad (M.S.), India

Author(s): Sunil B. Avhad 1* and Chandrashekar J. Hiware 1
1. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (M.S), India.

Abstract: A field investigation on the seasonal incidence of frequently occurring leaf eating pests of mulberry was carried out for two annual cycles from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state. The present survey was conducted during June 2009 to May 2011. The result shows that, different pests are damaging the Mulberry crop from the study area which causes heavy economical loss to sericulture farmers. The pests occurred were leaf roller, Bihar hairy caterpillar, cutworms, Red hairy caterpillar, Jassid / leaf hopper, Southern green stink bug / Pentatomid bug, Tree hoppers, Litchi bug, wasp moth and wingless grasshopper etc. In the present study classification, occurrence and type of damage and symptoms of the defoliator insect communities was also worked out in the mulberry field from various sites in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state, India.

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