Monitoring tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii Signoret (Homoptera: Miridae) using sticky traps on drumstick, Moringa oleifera Lam

JAYANTHI MALA B.R, KAMALA JAYANTHI P.D, NAGARAJA T, BHAT P S

Abstract


Tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii Sign. is an emerging pest of drumstick, Moringa oleifera Lam. Both nymphs and adults cause severe damage (74-100%). Experiments were conducted to monitor tea mosquito bug population using colour sticky traps. Yellow colour sticky traps were found to attract significantly higher number of adult H. antonii (7± 2.26P<0.001) compared to the blue traps (2.37± 0.75).

 


Keywords


Tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii, drumstick, Moringa oleifera, sticky traps

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