Survey, documentation and synoptic classification of Pyraloidea associated with major cereals in Hyderabad-Karnataka region
Nagaraj SK, Shankara Murthy M, Naganagoud A and Prabhuraj A
Survey and documentation of Pyraloidea fauna occurring on major cereals likepaddy, maize and sorghum collected during August 2014- March 2015 from different regions of Hyderabad-Karnataka was studied for the first time. The survey revealed that a total of 7 identified and 6 unidentified species of Pyraloidea were documented, out of 274 specimens collected and reared on their respective hosts. All the identified and unidentified species were belonged to 4 subfamilies of Crambidae viz., Crambinae, Acentropinae, Schoenobiinae and Spilomelinae. The sub- families viz., Acentropinae and Schoenobiinae were documented with single genus viz.,Paraponyx and Scirpophaga, respectively. While the subfamilies, Crambinae andSpilomelinae were recorded with 2 genera each viz., Ancylolomia and Chilo, Cnaphalocrocis and Conogethes, respectively. All surveyed and documented species are compiled as a synoptic classification.
Nagaraj SK, Shankara Murthy M, Naganagoud A, Prabhuraj A. Survey, documentation and synoptic classification of Pyraloidea associated with major cereals in Hyderabad-Karnataka region. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):455-460.