New record of coconut spike moth (Tirathaba rufivena Walker) from Bastar tribal belt of Chhattisgarh
Rajesh Kumar Patel, PK Salam and Beena Singh
A field survey on coconut spike moth was conducted at S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, Jagdalpur and some nearby areas of Bastar, Chhattisgarh during 2016-17. During the study it was observed that this moth infested the coconut palms as a minor pest. It caused nearly 6-9 per cent nut loss to the coconut palms. The infestation of this pest can be reduced by collection and destruction of the affected nuts because they may carry the larvae of this pest.