OVIPOSITIONAL PREFERENCE OF Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) TO DIFFERENT HOST PLANTS
The serpentine leaf miner, Liriumyza trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera : Agromyzidae) is a polyphagous pest attacking several plant species of Chenopodiaceae, Compositae, Liliaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Leguminaceae, Malvaceae, Umbelliferae and Solanaceae (Spencer, 1973). In India,-L. trifolii an accidental introduction, Was recorded on 48 species of plants in and around Saurashtra region (Kapadia, 1994), 79 species of plants in South India (Srinivasan et al., 1995) and 50 host plants in Tamil Nadu with severe infestation on six economically important plants (Natarajan et al., l994).
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