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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. Expand
Insect herbivores and their natural enemies in the mangals of the Andaman and Nicobar islands
The mangroves of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were extensively surveyed for their insect herbivore—natural enemy complex and this forms the most extensive listing of herbivorous insects definitely associated with mangrove specialists in the Indian region. Expand
Host plant utilization by butterfly larvae in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Indian Ocean)
The food plants of the larvae of 120 species of butterflies from these islands are reported for the first time on the basis of laboratory rearing and field studies for the formulation of management programmes for butterfly conservation on these islands. Expand
Formicidae of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Indian Ocean: Bay of Bengal)
The surveys were fairly superficial, and it is likely many species remain to be discovered on these islands, where the number of ant species recorded doubled from 59 to 125. Expand
Life history of Attacus mcmulleni (Saturniidae) from the Andaman Islands, India.
The life cycle of Attacus mcmulleni, a wild silkmoth endemic to the Andaman Islands (India) in the Bay of Bengal, and its immature stages are described and figured and an egg parasitoid was the only natural enemy found attacking the moth during this study. Expand
Revision of Indian Species of Fidiobia Ashmead (Platygastridae: Sceliotrachelinae)
All the 24 species of Fidiobia Ashmead described from India are illustrated and a dichotomous key is provided. Expand
New records of insect and mite pests of spice crops in Andaman Islands, India.
Eighteen species of insects and one species of mite are reported for the first time from seven spice crops viz., cinnamon, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, curry leaf, chillies and turmeric, from AndamanExpand