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Biodiversity of Insects in Sugarcane field at a Vadipatti, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 J.A. Autonomous College for Women, Periyakulam, Theni District, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 74-79, April,22 (2015)

Abstract

Sugarcane is highly important cash crop and sugar production in the country mostly depends on this crop. Sugarcane is known to be attacked by about 200 species of insects and non insects in India. The light trap collection yielded seven orders namely Odonata, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and Hymenoptera. Homoptera was the prominent order with 6 species. Insignificant values are observed with the help of Correlation and Regression. Coleoptera was the richer in terms of number of individuals (102) and odonata was least recorded with less number of individuals (33). The present study reveals that the most of the light trap collected insects were pest of sugarcane agroecosystem. Many predators and parasite of the orders Odonata, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Coleopteran, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera were also found in sugarcane field at A.Vadipatti, Periyakulam Taluk, Theni District. Even though, many insects are found in the sugarcane agro ecosystem, many insects were found to be the pest of sugarcane crop.

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