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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 539-545

A Study on Entomo-Fauna as Recorded from Cauliflower Crop in an Agro-Ecosystem near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Dheeraj Bhati and Meera Srivastava*
Laboratory of Entomology, Govt. Dungar College, Bikaner 334001, Rajasthan, India
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Cauliflower, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L. belonging to family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) is a very popular winter vegetable Rabi crop cultivated especially in North India. The crop is also cultivated in the State of Rajasthan during winter. Ecologically, insects play many different roles as pests, predators and parasites, pollinators, decomposers and scavengers and so forth. Looking into this, the present study was conducted to document the entomo-fauna associated with this crop in the region. An indigenously designed cage net was employed for collection. In all, 71 insects belonging to 6 orders and 32 families were collected from the crop, of which based on density 6 were dominant, 53 frequent and 12 were rare forms. The maximum density as well as diversity was found in the month of November, while, minimum in the month of April 2013.

Keywords: Cauliflower, Entomo-Fauna, Agro-Ecosystem, Cage Net, Rajasthan.

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Dheeraj Bhati and Meera Srivastava. 2016. A Study on Entomo-Fauna as Recorded from Cauliflower Crop in an Agro-Ecosystem near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 539-545. doi:
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