Survey studies on insect-pests associated with important medicinal plants in Shivamogga, Karnataka
Syed Khadeeru Rehaman, Pradeep S, Dhanapal R and Chandrashekara GV
The survey on insect pests of selected medicinal plants viz., Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Sarpagandha, Solanum and Amruthaballi at different locations in and around Shivamogga district like Ayurvedic college, Machenhalli, Shivamogga dairy, Shivamogga Milk Union Limited (SHIMUL) and Organic Farming Research Centre (OFRC), UAHS, Shivamogga was carried out during 2014-15.The results revealed that the occurrence of five insect species on ashwagandha (Leptocentrus sp., Acrosternum gramineum Fab., Tetranychus urticae Koch, Helicoverpa armigera Hub., Deilephila nerii Linn.), three species on Solanum (Leptocentrus sp., Nezara viridula Fab., Aphis gossypii Glov.) andone species on shatavari (Lema sp.) at Machenhalli. At Shivamogga dairy, four species on sarpagandha (Indomia cretaceous Fst., Deilephila nerii Linn., Trilophida annulata Thumb., Riptortus pedestris Fab.) and two species on Amruthaballi (Neorthacris acuticeps Bol., Kolla ceylonica Melichar.) were recorded and similarly four species were found on Ashwagandha (Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata Fab., Elasmolomus pallens Dallas., Spilostethus hospes Fab., Dolicoris indicus Stal) at OFRC Shivamogga.