Major pest, Calopepla leayana Latr. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Gmelina arborea (Roxb.) from Meghalaya and Assam (India) with emphasis on illustrated biology

Abstract

Author(s): Rajesh Kumar, Preetirekha Chutia and G. Rajkhowa

Calopepla leayana is monophagous species, which feeds only on G. arborea plant and is reported for the first time from Meghalaya, India with brief notes on biology. This plant is economically important for muga silkworms in addition to medicinal properties for human being considered as tertiary host plant for muga silkworms and distributed in N.E. India, Decan Peninsula, Foothills of N.W. Himalaya, Chittagong, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines. In the present study, the detailed photographic illustrated diagnostic feature with biology along with review of control measures and future strategies to control C. leayana has been discussed.

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