FAO Plant Protection Bulletin (1991) 39, p. 94 (Dhileepan)
K. Dhileepan (1991)
Insects associated with oil palm in India
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 39 (2-3), 94-94
Abstract: Oil palm plantations and nurseries in India were surveyed from 1985 to 1990, and 54 species of insects associated with oil palm were identified. In nurseries, the spindle bug, Carvalhoia arecae Miller and China, and the tussock caterpillar, Dasychira mendosa Hb., were recorded as major pests. In field palms, the rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros (L.), and red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver), were recorded as major pests. The coccoids Hemiberlesia lataniae (Signoret), Chrysomphalus aonidum Linn., Pinnaspis aspidistrae (Signoret) and Dysmicoccus brevipes (Cockerell), which infest oil palm fruit bunches, were classified as potential pests. The limacodids Darna jasea (Swinhoe) and Thosea aperiens Walker and the psychids Manatha albipes Moore, Metisa plana Walker, Kophena minor Heylaerts, Acanthopsyche cana Hampson and Kotochalia doubledayi Westwood were also classified as potential pests. The present survey suggests that oil palm shares a common insect complex with coconut and areca palms.
Database assignments for author(s): Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
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