Incidence of Rutherfordia major (Cockerell, 1894) (Hemiptera, Diaspididae) on lovi-lovi Flacourtia inermis Roxb. (Salicaceae) in Kerala

K. D. Prathapan

Abstract


Rutherfordia major (Cockerell, 1894) (Hemiptera, Diaspididae) has been reported as a pest of lovi-lovi, Flacourtia inermis Roxb. (Salicaceae), for the first time in India from Kerala.


Keywords


Armored scale, India, pest.

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