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P-ISSN: 2349-6800, E-ISSN: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6
Taxonomic studies on Spilomelinae fauna associated with economically important flower crops of zone 1, 2 and 3 of Karnataka, India

P Maheswara Reddy, M Shankara Murthy, A Prabhuraj, Shivaleela and Jai Prakash Narayan RP

Among the Sub-families of Pyraloidea, Spilomelinae is the largest followed by Crambinae, Pyraustinae, etc. which comprises about 4,085 described species under 327 genera. It is one of the most economically important group which comprises of fruit borers, shoot borers, leaf webbers, leaf rollers, etc. In the present study, the specimens which were already collected and reared to an adult stage on their respective hosts at the Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, Bheemarayanagudi were utilized to characterize the genera and species of adults Spilomelinae associated with economically important flower crops based on morphological and genital characters. The results revealed that a total of five species viz. Glyphodes vertumnalis Guenee, Nausinoe geometralis (Guenee), Nausinoe perspectata (Fabricius), Nausinoe peuritia (Cramer) and Palpita vitrealis (Rossi) on jasmine were identified. All these species differ in both morphological and genital characters. Further, genitalia, wing venation and adult habitus photographs were provided.
Genital and morphological characters of adult <em>Glyphodes vertumnalis </em>Guenee (A. male; B. female; male genitalia, C. ventral view; D. dorsal view; E. aedeagus; F. female genitalia; G. male hind tibia with tuft of hairs on outer extreme region; H. wing venation)
Fig. 1: Genital and morphological characters of adult Glyphodes vertumnalis Guenee (A. male; B. female; male genitalia, C. ventral view; D. dorsal view; E. aedeagus; F. female genitalia; G. male hind tibia with tuft of hairs on outer extreme region; H. wing venation)
Genital and morphological characters of adult <em>Nausinoe geometralis </em>(Guenee) (A. male; B. female; male genitalia, C. ventral view; D. dorsal view; E. aedeagus; F. female genitalia; G. wing venation)
Fig. 2: Genital and morphological characters of adult Nausinoe geometralis (Guenee) (A. male; B. female; male genitalia, C. ventral view; D. dorsal view; E. aedeagus; F. female genitalia; G. wing venation)
Genital and morphological characters of adult <em>Nausinoe perspectata </em>(Fabricius) (A. female; B. female genitalia; C. wing venation)
Fig. 3: Genital and morphological characters of adult Nausinoe perspectata (Fabricius) (A. female; B. female genitalia; C. wing venation)
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How to cite this article:
P Maheswara Reddy, M Shankara Murthy, A Prabhuraj, Shivaleela, Jai Prakash Narayan RP. Taxonomic studies on Spilomelinae fauna associated with economically important flower crops of zone 1, 2 and 3 of Karnataka, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2019;7(6):55-60.

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