Record of new host plants of Oxycarenus laetus Kirby (Lygaeidae: Heteroptera) with notes on its ecology from eastern India

Mukhopadhyay, A.; Ananthakrisnan, T.N.; Thangavelu, K.

Bulletin of the Zoological Survey of India 4(1): 117-118


Accession: 001116419

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From observations in India, Oxycarenus laetus Kby., a pest of cotton, is reported on Hibiscus mutabilis and H. abelmoschus for the 1st time. Notes are provided on infestation of the capsules of these alternative food-plants in eastern India in winter, primarily by a noctuid and then by O. laetus.