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A New Record of Cereal Leaf Beetle from India

Author(s): Barkat Hussain | Sheikh Bilal Ahmad

Journal: Journal of Entomology
ISSN 1812-5670

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Cereal leaf beetle | pest complex | oat crop

Oulema melanopus) was recorded from Kashmir, which is one of the states of Indian Union during a survey conducted in rabi 2003-04 to know the pest complex on oat crop. Both the adults and larvae damage plants by chewing out long strips of tissues between the veins of leaves leaving only a thin membrane. When damage is extensive the leaves turn whitish and the plants takes on the appearance of frost damage. The plant may be killed or the crop may be seriously reduced.]]>
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