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A Recent Study on Various Arthropod Pests from Aquatic Plant Farms of West Bengal, India


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The numbers of aquatic ornamental plant growers and hobbyists in India are increasing because of the introduction of new hybrid lotus (Nelumbo sp) and waterlilies (Nymphaea sp) mainly from South East Asian countries.Many insect pests are damaging different parts of the plants which are also causing economic loss.Among them the larvae of Leaf cutter moth (Elophilaobliteralis), thrips (Thrips flavus, T. tabaci), spider mites (Oligonychus spp. and Tetranychus spp.), caterpillarsare common and tough to eradicate from the aquascapes and the nursery pools of the aquatic farms.

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Lotus and Waterlily Pests, Elophilaobliteralis (Walker), Oligonychus spp. and Tetranychus spp., Thrips Flavus, T. tabaci.
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  • A Recent Study on Various Arthropod Pests from Aquatic Plant Farms of West Bengal, India

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Shampa Sarkar
Department of Zoology, Narasinha Dutt College, 129, Belilious Road, Howrah 711 101, West Bengal, India

Abstract


The numbers of aquatic ornamental plant growers and hobbyists in India are increasing because of the introduction of new hybrid lotus (Nelumbo sp) and waterlilies (Nymphaea sp) mainly from South East Asian countries.Many insect pests are damaging different parts of the plants which are also causing economic loss.Among them the larvae of Leaf cutter moth (Elophilaobliteralis), thrips (Thrips flavus, T. tabaci), spider mites (Oligonychus spp. and Tetranychus spp.), caterpillarsare common and tough to eradicate from the aquascapes and the nursery pools of the aquatic farms.

Keywords


Lotus and Waterlily Pests, Elophilaobliteralis (Walker), Oligonychus spp. and Tetranychus spp., Thrips Flavus, T. tabaci.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24906/isc%2F2023%2Fv37%2Fi2%2F223479