A new record of Xylotrupes gideon (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) on Persia bombycina, Kost. from India

Abstract :

Xylotrupes gideon (Linnaeus) is belongs to the family Scarabaeidae in order Coleoptera was noticed feeding on Som plant, Persia bombycina Kost. (Lauraceae) during May to September, 2010 and analysis of literature indicates that this is the first record of X. gideon Linnaeus on Som plantation crop at Farm No. 3 and Farm No. 2, Central Muga Eri Research and Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Lahdoigarh, Assam. In the manuscript the host range of X. gideoon (L.) and some morphological characters is discussed


Keyword :

Xylotrupes gideon (L.), new record, som, Assam, India


Author(s) : Kumar, R., Rajkhowa, G., Dhar, N. J., Rajan, R. K.
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Published Issue : 2011 Vol. 6 Number 1


2011 Vol. 6 Number 1