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Abstract

Observations on the activity of gundhi-bug, Leptocorisa oratorius (Fabr.) in Bay Islands.

Abstract

The biology of the coreid Leptocorisa oratorius was studied in the field on rice in Andaman Island, India, during 1985-86 using light traps. Infestations of rice were initiated in June and populations peaked during September-November. Echinochloa crus-galli and E. colonum served as important alternative food plants. The presence of these weeds in rice fields during fallow periods allowed the pest to survive.