Taxonomic documentation of insect pest fauna of rice collected in light trap at Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh
Yogendra Mishra, Amit Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Pachori and Anil Kurmi
The present investigation was conducted for taxonomic documentation of insect pest fauna of rice. Information on insect pest fauna of rice ecosystem collected in Jabalpur region during the period between the last weeks of June to last week of December 2015. Total 62 species were recorded in kharif cropping season of rice cropping area. These insect belongs to 11 orders and 34 families. Lepidoptera was the largest order with 19 species followed by order Coleoptera 13 species, Hemiptera 12 species, Orthoptera 5 species and Hymenoptera 5 species in descending order respectively. Orders of minor significance are represented by Odonata and Neuroptera having 2 species each while Isoptera, Diptera, Dermaptera and Dictyoptera were represented by one species only. These species were grouped on the basis of their economic importance in three major categories viz. Harmful insects- as crop pests 32 species, beneficial insects- as bio-control agents (predators and parasites) 28 species and beneficial insects- as commercially important 2 species. The present study also reviles that documented information on these species gives broader scope of using light trap as Integrated Pest Management tool against these insect pests of vegetables and other crops.
Yogendra Mishra, Amit Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Pachori, Anil Kurmi. Taxonomic documentation of insect pest fauna of rice collected in light trap at Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):1212-1218.