EMERGING OF INSECT PESTS IN AGRICULTURAL AREA OF SURANDAI, TENKASI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
Author(s):
B.Bindu Bennet, P.Priyadharshini, L.Jeyapraba
Keywords:
Emerging, exotic species, investigation and humankind
Abstract
One of the major challenges to humankind is threat to food security due to emerging and invasive pests.Increased global trade in agriculture has increased the chances of the introduction of exotic species.The field investigation started from August 2020 to October 2020 at Surandai, Tenkasi district. In the Present study revealed that total 16 insect species belonging to 6 orders and 11 families were identified in the study area .Out of that 9 edible insect and 7 invasive insect species were identified. During the study it was revealed that the order Lepidoptera found to dominant with 7 species followed by Orthoptera with 3species, Odonata and Blatella with 2 species, Scorpion and Dermaptera with 1 species.The comparsion on feeding gulit were assessed for insect species in the study area, 69% of insect were herbivores, 25% of insect were carnivores, and only 6% of insect were omnivores. The Shannon’s diversity index is higher in October month (-2.63) and lower in August month (-2.54).Hence the present study review the situation of emerging insect pests of crops is discussed along with the probable reason for changing the pest status.
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Unique Paper ID: 155986

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2

Page(s): 485 - 488
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