P. R. Dharmadhikari

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The status ofLymantria obfuscata Walker in India is discussed. Notes on its taxonomy, distribution, life-history and economic importance are given for comparison with those of the gypsy moth,Lymantria dispar (L.). Parasites ofL. obfuscata in India are reviewed. A survey in 1961–66 revealed an additional 50 species of natural enemies ofL. obfuscata in India.(More)
The leaf-mining hispidPromecotheca cumingi Baly, was first recorded as a pest on coconut in Sri lanka in October 1970. Its possible mode of entry and spread from the point of first occurrence are discussed. An account is given of the life-cycle, rate of multiplication, host plants and damage under Sri Lanka conditions. The spectacular success achieved in(More)
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