New Report of Oxycetonia versicolor Fabricius, as a Pest on Cotton from Central India
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Oxycetonia versicolor Fabricius (flower chafer beetle) was documented as a pest on cotton from central India for the first time. The survey was undertaken to understand the infestation levels on cotton. Results revealed that low-to-moderate level infestation was observed in the surveyed districts. Damage of 12.92% was noticed in Rajkot, Gujarat, while negligible damage recorded in Wardha, Maharashtra (0.40%), India.
KeywordsOxycetonia versicolor Flower chafer beetle Cotton Central India
The authors are thankful to Dr. Kolla Sreedevi, Senior Scientist, Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, for taxonomic confirmation of the species. Fund received under Technology Mission in Cotton is gratefully acknowledged.
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