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Chapter 781

The pest status and biology of Spilostethus pandurus (Scopoli) (Lygaeidae: Heteroptera)

Thangavelu, K.

Entomon 42: 137-141


ISSN/ISBN: 0377-9335
Accession: 000780546

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Recently, crops of sesame growing in the vicinity of wild Calotropis in Madras, Salem and Tindivanam, South India, have been severely attacked by Spilostethus pandurus (Scop.), which is also known as a pest of cotton, sorghum and other crops. Vernonia cinerea and roselle are recorded as food-plants of the lygaeid for the first time. Food-plant preferences, oviposition sites and natural enemies of the bug are discussed on the basis of field and laboratory studies.

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