Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015
T. V. Sathe1*, Anna Gophane2 and Nilam Shendage3
1-3 Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. 416004, India
The colour of plant parts, light and texture play an important role in attracting insect pests and further their utility in pest management. There is extreme need for pesticidal alterations in integrated pest management. Therefore, manipulation of colours in pest management is worthwhile ecofriendly strategy of pest control. Four sap sucking pests namely spiralling white fly Aleurodicus dispersus, mealy bug Coccidohystris insolita, aphid Aphis craccivora and a psyllid Heteropsylla cubana were tested under laboratory conditions (27±1ºC, 75-80% R. H., 12 hrs photoperiod) against 7 colours for their attractive preference. Above species showed maximum preference to yellow, red, red and yellow colours respectively. During the kharip and rabbi seasons the occurrence of above pests was studied with respect to colour of flowers. The sucking insect pests were more common on crop plant of yellow flowers.
Key words- Colour attractivity, sucking insect pests, crop plants, ecofriendly control.
Keywords: Olive knots / Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi / Pantoea agglomerans / molecular tests.
Published online 7th June, 2015
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How to Cite this Article:
T. V. Sathe, Anna Gophane and Nilam Shendage (2015). Colour attractivity and occurrence of some cell sap sucking pests on crop plants. Biolife, 3(2), pp 540-546. doi:10.17812/blj2015.32.28
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