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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2545-2555

Diagnostics of Major White Grub Species Associated with Potato Crop Ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh, India
Padala Vinod Kumar, K. Sreedevi* and Sukhwinder Singh
Division of Entomology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012, India
*Corresponding author

The major white grub species associated with potato crop were surveyed in Himachal Pradesh, India during April to August, 2015. Adults were collected in the vicinity of potato ecosystem by using light traps with black, mercury light sources and manual collection from trees on which they settled for feeding and mating. The survey revealed nine major species of Scarabaeidae of which, four species are melolonthines viz., Brahmina coriacea (Hope, 1837), Holotrichia longipennis (Blanchard, 1850), Holotrichia sikkimensis (Brenske, 1892), Holotrichia seticollis Moser, 1912, four species are rutelines viz., Anomala polita (Blanchard, 1851), Anomala lineatopennis Blanchard, 1851, Anomala dimidiata (Hope, 1831), Anomala propinqua Arrow, 1912 and one species of Dynastinae i.e Phyllognathus dionysius (Fabricius, 1792). Of these, Anomala propinqua Arrow, 1912 is reported for the first time in potato ecosystem. Present studies have brought out illustrative diagnostic keys of white grub species associated with potato crop ecosystem that can be used at field level, where the identification of the species is very important from management point of view.

Keywords: Melolonthinae, Rutelinae, Dynastinae, Potato, Himachal Pradesh.

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Padala Vinod Kumar, K. Sreedevi and Sukhwinder Singh. 2017. Diagnostics of Major White Grub Species Associated with Potato Crop Ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2545-2555. doi:
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