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Eutectona machaeralis, Walker (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) ; The Teak skeletonizer in Jharkhand and its Biocontrol

Seema Keshari
Department of Zoology, R.L.S.Y. College, Ranchi , Ranchi University, Ranchi
Received : 10th June, 2016; Revised: 19th August, 2016

Abstract : Teak skeletonizer, Eutectonamachaeralis ,Walker (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) is a major pest of teak (TectonagrandisL.f.) responsible for severe defoliation in nurseries, plantations and natural forests. During survey (2011-2014) in teak forests of Jharkhand it was found that the pest is affecting the teak tree. The larva skeletonizes the leaves and defoliates it, causing weakening of the plant.

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