Species of Atherigona in Andhra Pradesh

Reddy, S K V and Davies, J C (1977) Species of Atherigona in Andhra Pradesh. Tropical Pest Management, 23 (4). pp. 379-383. ISSN 1091-6490

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Records of Atherigona spp. bred from cultivated cereals, minor millets and wild grass hosts are given. A total of 19 plant hosts of Atherigona species is listed. A soccata, sorghum shootfly, was by far the commonest species present on sorghum and it was also recorded from maize, pearl millet, Echinochloa colonum, Eriochloa procera, Cymbopogon sp. and Paspalum scrobiculatum. Numbers of A. soccata bred from grasses were very low. Data showed that species of Atherigona were in general highly specific in choice of plant host. A. falcata was the commonest grass living species, but tended to favour Echinochloa colonum and E. crusgalli. The dominant species on pearl millet was A. approximata, on Panicum psilopodium, A. pulla and on Digitaria adscendens, A. oryzae. An interesting and important record was the recovery of A. eriochloae from both sorghum and Eriochloa procera. This species was previously only known from the paratype described in 1926. Other species were bred from a range of host grasses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 10:56
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 04:01
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4508
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670877709412472
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