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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 2: June 2017
Page (s) : 77-81
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Review Article
Online : 02-Jul-2017
Biology and Eco-friendly Management of 28-Spotted Lady Beetle (Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata Fabr.)–A Serious Pest of Brinjal
Arti Katiyar*, Vijai Kumar and K.D. Verma
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Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) is an important Solanaceous crop of sub tropics and tropics. Several biotic and abiotic factors contribute in lowering the yield in brinjal. Among various biotic factors, insect pests are important which greatly affect the quality and productivity of brinjal crop through inflicting a direct damage. 28-Spotted lady beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (F.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is one of the major pest of egg plant. The larvae and adults scrape the green matter from brinjal leaves and cause damage up to 80%. The morphology and biology of the pest is described under this study. Among the various components of management, Aspergillus flavus and Bacillus thuringiensis are effective against different stages of H. vigintioctopunctata. The predator reduviid bug, Rhinocoris fuscipes (Fab.) is quite efficient. The various plant products are found to be effective against this pest. The repellent and antifeedant properties of Neem, Mahua and Groundnut cakes have also been established.

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Katiyar A., Kumar V. and Verma K.D. (2017). Biology and eco-friendly management of 28-spotted lady beetle (Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata Fabr.)–A serious pest of brinjal. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(2): 77-81.
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