First record of Spodoptera litura Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Ginkgo biloba L. (living fossil tree)
Salman Khan, Mohsin Ikram and Vijay Vardhan Pandey
Spodopteralitura, also known as tobacco cutworm is a serious pest of many crops. It was first recorded on Ginkgobiloba tree. S. litura, infest the leaves of G. biloba and present on most of the leaves of the tree. It was observed that the larvae were stuck to petiole of the leaves forming circular position. Details of the collected S. litura specimens including its structure and morphology have been discussed in details. Their control measures have also been discussed in details.