Species of Shootflies Reared from Sorghum in Andra Pradesh, India

Davies, J C and Reddy, K V S and Reddy, Y V (1980) Species of Shootflies Reared from Sorghum in Andra Pradesh, India. Tropical Pest Management, 26 (3). pp. 258-261. ISSN 0143-6147

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A total of 13 species of shootflies from two genera, Atherigona and Acritochaeta, were reared over a four-year period from a range of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) cultivars showing typical ‘dead heart’ symptoms. Atherigona soccata Rond. was the dominant species (<99% of the flies reared), while the second most common species was Acritochaeta orientalis Schin. An interesting record was Atherigona eriochloae Mall. reared from tillers of ratooned sorghum. Three species as yet undescribed were recorded. More females than males were reared in the course of the study — the sex ratio was 1:1.27. It was concluded that only A. soccata is likely to be important when considering control of damage to sorghum by resistance breeding or the use of insecticides

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 09:11
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 09:11
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5746
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670878009414408
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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