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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1081-1084
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.134


First Occurrence of Banana Skipper (Erionota torus) in Kodur Region of Andhra Pradesh, India
D. Srinivasa Reddy1* and T. Hemadri2
1Entomology, Citrus Research Station, Dr. YSRHU, Tiurpati-517501, AP, India
2Entomology, N.S. college of Horticultural Sciences, Affiliated to Dr. YSRHU, Gobburu, 523320, Peddaraveedu, Prakasam District, AP, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The hesperiid, Erionota torus Evans (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) is reported for the first time on banana crop cv. grand naine from Kodur and Chitvel areas of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh as there were no earlier records of occurrence of this pest to that particular areas. The moth prefer to lay eggs in groups and in total five larval instars were observed and some stages had white powder coating on the body with the total life cycle completed in 35- 48 days. The insect pest under observation has causing damage to banana crop to an extent of 8-30% by making leaf rolls and feeding the entire leaf leaving only midribs depending on the cultivar.


Keywords: Skipper, Banana, Grand Naine, Kodur, Andhra Pradesh
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Srinivasa Reddy, D. and Hemadri, T. 2018. First Occurrence of Banana Skipper (Erionota torus) in Kodur Region of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1081-1084. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.134