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An annotated checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) (excluding Epilachninae) of the Indian Subregion
An annotated checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of the Indian subcontinent comprising 400 species (including six subspecies) under 79 genera, 22 tribes and five subfamilies, is given.
Natural Enemies of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a Recent Invasive Pest on Maize in South India
Efforts should be undertaken to identify more natural enemies and to preserve the existing ones, through ecofriendly practices and judicial use of pesticides, allowing them to function effectively.
New distribution and host records of Chalcidoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from various parts of India
New distribution and host records of 14 species from five families of the superfamily Chalcidoidea from various parts of southern and western India are presented below, based on the studies carried
Spiralling whitefly , Aleurodicus dispersus , in India
Aleurodicus dispersus, a native of the Caribbean region and Central America, probably came to India from Sri Lanka or the Maldives. It was first reported in 1993 from Kerala and later from other
Ceratovacuna lanigera Zehntner (Homoptera:Aphididae) a Serious Pest of Sugarcane in Maharashtra and Attempts at its Management by Biological Means
During surveys for natural enemies, seven predators were recorded in Kolhapur, of which Dipha?aphidivora (Meyrick) was observed to be the most promising, and in Pune district, only Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius) was recorded.
A review of the genus Pseudaspidimerus Kapur (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from The Indian subregion with description of a new species
Pseudaspidimerus mauliki Kapur and P. flaviceps (Walker) are recorded for the first time from India and a key is provided for the species known from the region.
A review of the genus Oenopia Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the Indian subcontinent, with description of a new species
Abstract Species of Oenopia Mulsant from the Indian subcontinent are reviewed. Oenopia adelgivora, sp. nov. from Sikkimis described. Adalia indica Crotch and Coccinella transgressa Mulsant are
Biology and rearing requirements of an anthocorid predator, Blaptostethus pallescens Poppius (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)
The lab-reared adults had a very high longevity (38- 78 days) and fecundity (110-203 nymphs/female), indicating the suitability of C. cephalonica eggs for mass production.
Notes on Diagnosis and Biology of Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a Parasitoid of the Invasive Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae)
Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), is a specific, solitary endoparasitoid of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, a major invasive pest on cotton in all the cotton growing states in