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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 4
A brief perspective on Gmelina tree insect pest Craspedonta leayana

Anjan Barman

Craspedonta leayana is a coleopteran insect pest of economically important tree Gmelina (Gmelina arborea). Its report from North-Eastern region of India is comparatively recent. This is a short account corresponding to a small observation of the insect’s infestation inside the campus of Tezpur University, Assam, which also embraces about sixty Gmelina trees within. Interestingly, this insect has only single host to live upon. Few other conspicuous features of the insect draws attention and here is an attempt to discuss these in brief.
Distinct casings called “oothecae” where the adult C. leayana lays eggs underneath the leaf petioles or stem-branches
Fig. 1: Distinct casings called “oothecae” where the adult C. leayana lays eggs underneath the leaf petioles or stem-branches
Pages : 276-278 | 926 Views | 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Anjan Barman. A brief perspective on Gmelina tree insect pest Craspedonta leayana. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(4):276-278.
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