Lepidopteron insect pests and their natural enemies in vegetable ecosystems of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, India- A review

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Lepidopteron insect pests and their natural enemies in vegetable ecosystems of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, India- A review

Deen Mohd. Bhat
J. Bio. Env. Sci.16( 4), 150-164, April 2020.
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The present Compendium provides a review and updated account of 26 Lepidopteron insect pests associated with various vegetable crops in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, India. The compendium is based on both literature survey and filed surveys conducted by present author during the years 2007-2018. The pest species recorded in this compendium belong to 8 families and 20 genera of Order Lepidoptera. A total of 40 natural enemies including 33 parasitoids, 3 predators and 1 pathogen of these lepidopteron species have also been documented in this compendium. Apart from this, a comprehensive account of host-plant range, nature & extent of damage, seasonal occurrence and local distribution of afore-mentioned lepidopteron pests has been given in this work. The compendium will act as a ready reference, for future studies of these lepidopteron pests and their management under integrated pest control in this region.


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