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Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 23–32 | Cite as

Ecobehavioural and biological studies on two species of seed infesting thrips (Thysanoptera: Insecta)

  • A Balu
  • A Mohan Daniel
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Abstract

Ecobehavioural and biological aspects of two species of seed infesting thrips, vizChirothrips mexicanus Crawford andChiridothrips indicus Ramk. and Marg. are discussed with particular reference to their reproductive biology, population dynamics on different host plants and their damage potential to seed production of their primary host plants.

Keywords

Seed-infesting thrips Chirothrips mexicanus Chiridothrips indicus damage potential 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A Balu
    • 1
  • A Mohan Daniel
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology Research InstituteLoyola CollegeMadrasIndia

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