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Taxonomic studies of Bihar hairy caterpillar, Spilosoma obliqua Walker, 1855

Manisha Kumari*
Department of Zoology, B.N Mandal University, Madhepura, Saharsa, India
Received : 17th November, 2017 ; Revised :28th December,2017

Abstract: Taxonomic studies of Bihar hairy caterpillar has been done briefly under the set norms of HTA insects morphological description in order to confirm the generic & species identity of the pest as Spilosoma oblique Walker, 1855. Additional focus has also been given on life cycle pattern to strengthen the taxonomy of the caterpillar. It has been found to be serious Lepidopteron nocturnal erebid pest of varieties of weeds & agricultural crops of Saharsa & Madhepura.


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