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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(7): 434-448
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1007.048


Survey of the Chinese Citrus Flies Bactrocera (Tetradacus) minax (Enderlein) (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) Infesting Citrus in Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts of West Bengal
Rakesh Pashi1*, Shantanu Jhaand Pranab Barma2
1Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya,Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
2Department of Plant Protection, KVK, Kalimpong, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Darjeeling mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) is one of the most popular fruit crops of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal, India. The cultivation of the crop is significantly affected by the attack of Chinese citrus fly Bactrocera (Tetradacus) minax (Enderlein) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Survey was conducted in the months of November and December of 2017 and 2018 to find out the dimension of the problem along with its distribution, detection of alternative hosts etc. During the survey, 600 samples were collected from 323-1610 meters above sea level (MASL) out of which on an average 50.83% of the fruit samples were found to be infested by the fly. However 10.40-75.18% of the fruits were found to be infected by the pest during harvesting in different orchards. Citrus hosts infested by B.minax include Darjeeling mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco), Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck), Rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush) and kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco). Rangpur lime (Citrus limonia Osbeck), had been found to be infested by B. minax along with Ptecticus sp (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) from harvested and fallen fruits. Report on range of hosts infested by B. minax, recorded during study was first of its kind from India.


Keywords: Darjeeling mandarin, Bactrocera minax, Ptecticus sp, Darjeeling and Kalimpong
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Rakesh Pashi, Shantanu Jha and Pranab Barma. 2021. Survey of the Chinese Citrus Flies Bactrocera (Tetradacus) minax (Enderlein) (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) Infesting Citrus in Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(7): 434-448. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1007.048