Life cycle and seasonal infestation of Erionota torus Evans (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) on banana in Shimoga, Karnataka

  • B.B. Hosetti Department of PG Studies and Research in Applied Zoology, Jnana Sahyadri, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577 451, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
  • A. Shwetha Department of PG Studies and Research in Applied Zoology, Jnana Sahyadri, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta 577 451, Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Abstract

In the present investigation the life cycle, distribution and seasonal infestation of Erionata torus on banana crop at two locations viz., Agasavalli and Mandagadde in Shimoga district of Karnataka were studied. Medium number of banana skipper was noted throughout the cropping season. The seasonal incidence was studied from first week of October 2017 to April 2018. During the study, it was found that the percentage of infestation increased from October to February and it gradually decreased. There was a slight variation in the percentage of infestation at both study areas. The current outbreaks in south India may be due to possible climate shifts and non-availability of adequate natural enemies.

Published
2018-10-10
How to Cite
Hosetti, B., & Shwetha, A. (2018). Life cycle and seasonal infestation of Erionota torus Evans (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) on banana in Shimoga, Karnataka. ENTOMON, 43(3), 215-218. Retrieved from https://www.entomon.in/index.php/Entomon/article/view/393
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