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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1256-1263
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.142


Species Richness and Abundance of Major Insect Pollinators on Aonla, (Phyllanthus emblica L.)
Anoosha Vadde1*, Sumit Saini2, H.D. Kaushik1 and Sunita Yadav1
1Department of Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, 125004, India
2CIB & RC, Faridabad, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aonla blossoms attracted total twelve insect species belonged to 5 orders, 7 families and 9 genera. Out of these, Diptera was most diversified and consists of major floral visitors followed by Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Hemiptera and Lepidoptera. Irrespective of different day hours, significantly maximum abundance recorded by Episyrphus sp. followed by Sphaerophora sp. and A. florea. Peak abundance of Episyrphus sp. and A. florea were recorded between 1000h-1200h during full bloom of crop. Minimum abundance was recorded at 0600h-0800h irrespective of weeks. Present research findings helpful in identification of insects which are helpful in pollination. Farmers will be saved from misconception of every insect is a pest and helpful in reducing pesticide use and maintaining pollinators diversity and also provided lead for future research for exploitation of underutilized fruit crops. Integration of indigenous underutilized fruits could be one of the appropriate facets to enhance overall horticultural production in the region. Being tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses, these fruit species are suitable for growing in the disaster- and drought-prone areas. Diversification of agriculture by utilizing these underutilized fruits is a key to doubling farmer’s income by providing extra income as their availability is low.


Keywords: Diversity, Diptera, Episyrphus, Apis florea, Pollination
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Anoosha Vadde, Sumit Saini, H.D. Kaushik and Sunita Yadav. 2018. Species Richness and Abundance of Major Insect Pollinators on Aonla, (Phyllanthus emblica L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1256-1263. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.142