Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 31 December 2019   p.  651-656
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21894/jopr.2019.0052

INVASIVE RUGOSE SPIRALLING WHITEFLY Aleurodicus rugioperculatus MARTIN, A SERIOUS PEST OF OIL PALM Elaeis guineensis IN INDIA

Author(s): SELVARAJ, K*; VENKATESAN, T*; SUMALATHA, B V* and KIRAN, C M*

Occurrence and severe infestation of the invasive rugose spiralling whitefly (RSW), Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), (Arecales: Arecaceae) in India is reported for the first time. The severity of its infestation, impact on oil palm cultivation, occurrence of natural enemies and non-chemical management strategies against RSW are discussed.

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* ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Post Bag No. 2491, H. A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bengaluru, 560 024, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: selvaentomo@gmail.com


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