Incidence of red Pierrot, Talicada nyseus nyseus (Lycaenidae) on the green mother of millions, Bryophyllum pinnatum (Crassulaceae)
V Mahesh and M Jayashankar
The present observations of incidence of T. nyseus on Bryophyllum pinnatum (Fam: Crassulaceae) was observed at a home garden in Bengaluru and reveal that the Red Pierrot has successfully established in home gardens in Bengaluru, reported to be source site for populations establishing in North India. Four generations of T. nyseus has been observed in the same plant during 2015-16. Percent damage in the entire plant and percent damage of individual leaves of total leaf area/leaf were recorded based on visual observation of the foliar damage. The mining pattern was initially blisters transforming into blotches as the larvae gradually increased in size.