RECORDS OF SOME PHYTOPHAGOUS AND PREDATORY MITES AND INSECTS ON LEAFY ORNAMENTAL AND FLORICULTURAL PLANTS FROM SOUTH 24 PARGANAS OF WEST BENGAL

Anisha Sarkar, Dr. S.K. Gupta, Dr. N. Debnath, Mr. Rabiul Hoque

Abstract


This paper deals with the records of 25 species of mites under 14 genera, 8 families,3 orders and 9 species of insects under 7 genera,6 families and 2
orders, occurring on leafy ornamental and oricultural plants at Narendrapur campus of Ramakrishna Mission and its adjoining areas. There were
2 species of mites viz. Eutetranychus orientalis on Nerium indicum and Oligonychus biharensis on Polyalthia longifolia were found as most
injurious pests while among insects Aphis gossypii on Tagetes erecta and Kola vesta on Pleumeria sp. Were most important pests. The mite species
Euseius ovalis on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Euseius alstoniae on Malvaviscus arboreus were important predators. Among insects there was not a
single predatory species.


Keywords


Mites; Insects; Leafy Ornamental; Floricultural plants; South 24 Parganas.

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References


Gupta, S.K.2012. Handbook. Injurious and beneficial mites infesting agri-horticultural crops in India and their management. Nature Books India, New Delhi, 362pp.


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