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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2495-2505
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.307


A Survey on Occurrence and Diversity of Insect Pests of Cauliflower in Dindigul and Theni Districts of Tamil Nadu, India
Arun Debbarma1*, J. Jayaraj1, P. Chandramani2, N. Senthil3, M. Ananthan4 and K. Prabakaran5
1Department of Entomology, AC & RI, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Entomology, AC & RI, Kudumiyanmalai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Biotechnology, AC & RI, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
4Department of Horticulture, Horticultural Research Station, hadiyankudisai, Tamil Nadu, India
5Department of Agricultural Economics, AC & RI, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Roving surveys were taken from September 2015 to 2017 covering Theni and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu, India aiming to document the occurrence of major insect pests and their natural enemies in cauliflower crop at different elevations. The insect pest diversity of cauliflower was from Lepidoptera (29.63 per cent), Homoptera (14.81 per cent), Orthoptera (14.81 per cent), Hemiptera (7.81 per cent), Coleoptera (7.41 per cent), Diptera (7.41 per cent), Hymenoptera (3.70 per cent), Thysanoptera (3.70 per cent), Dermaptera (3.70 per cent), Dictyoptera (3.70 per cent) and Acarina (3.70 per cent) respectively. The natural enemies diversity were from Hymenoptera (41.67 per cent), Coleoptera (20.83 per cent), Hemiptera (12. 50 per cent), Diptera (8.33 per cent), Neuroptera (4.17 per cent), Odonata (4.17 per cent) and Araneae (8.33 per cent). The most damaged plant parts were curds followed by leaves and stem.


Keywords: Survey, Cauliflower, Pests, Natural enemies.
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Arun Debbarma, J. Jayaraj, P. Chandramani, N. Senthil, M. Ananthan and Prabakaran, K. 2017. A Survey on Occurrence and Diversity of Insect Pests of Cauliflower in Dindigul and Theni Districts of Tamil Nadu, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2495-2505. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.307