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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2014, 2(2), 82-87
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-2-2-8
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Biological and Taxonomic Study of Agriculturally Important Noctuid Pests of Kashmir

Jagbir Singh Kriti1, Mudasir A. Dar1, and Z. H. Khan2

1Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala India

2Division of Entomology, SKUAST-K Shalimar J&K

Pub. Date: April 02, 2014

Cite this paper:
Jagbir Singh Kriti, Mudasir A. Dar and Z. H. Khan. Biological and Taxonomic Study of Agriculturally Important Noctuid Pests of Kashmir. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2014; 2(2):82-87. doi: 10.12691/wjar-2-2-8

Abstract

The present work incorporates thorough investigations on Biology and Taxonomic studies of some insect pests belonging to family Noctuidae, damaging agricultural crops (cereals, vegetables, fruits, oilseeds fodders, medicinal plants and forest range plantation) at different sites viz., Afferwatt; 4000m, Sheeshnag; 3500m, Aru; 2800m, Chandanwari; 3000m, Daksum; 2800m, Bangus valley; 3500m, Sadna Pass; 3500m, Doodpather, 2870m, Dood Ganga, 2600m, of Kashmir Himalaya. The pest immature stages were collected alive from field in different types of collection containers and reared in the Biosystematics Laboratory of SKUAST-K, Shalimar, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India. Adults were also collected with the help of light traps. The experiment was conducted during 2011-2012 and resulted a total of 69 noctuid adult pest individuals, six noctuid pest species were reared viz., Thysanoplusia orichalcea (Fabricius), Cucullia verbasci Linnaeus, Heliothis armigera (Hubner), Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel), Garella ruficirra Hampson, and Amphipyra monolitha Guenee. Taxonomic study of these six species was also carried out.

Keywords:
biology taxonomy noctuidae kashmir himalaya

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