Rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on wheat (Triticum aestivum; Poales: Poaceae) in India

  • M. Shankara Murthy Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Bheemarayanagudi 585 287, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
  • S. K. Nagaraj Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Bheemarayanagudi 585 287, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
  • A. Prabhuraj Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur 584 104, India
  • C. M. Kalleswaraswamy Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga 577 201, India
Keywords: new record, identification, morphology, genitalic character

Abstract

During Rabi (spring harvest) 2014–2015, the occurrence of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) was noticed on wheat in and around Yadgir and Vijayapur Districts of Karnataka, India. To our knowledge, this is the first record of this species on wheat from India. We provide descriptions and illustrations of adult morphological and genitalic characters to aid in identification of the pest.

 

Sumario

Durante Rabi (cosecha de primavera) del 2014 al 2015, se observó en el trigo la ocurrencia de Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) en y alrededores de los distritos de Yadgir y Vijayapur en Karnataka, India. Hasta donde sabemos, este es el primer registro de esta especie en el trigo en la India. Se proveen descripciones e ilustraciones de los caracteres morfológicos y de genitalia de los adultos para ayudar en la identificación de la plaga.

 

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Author Biography

M. Shankara Murthy, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Bheemarayanagudi 585 287, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
Published
2015-10-02
Section
Scientific Notes