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Abstract

Further new records of insect pests on fruit crops in South Andaman.

Abstract

The occurrence is reported for the first time of 17 insect pests on fruit crops in the Andaman Islands. Ten species are reported from mango (Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Attelabidae, Cixiidae and Cicadellidae), 5 from Citrus (Archips machlopis, Hyposidra talaca, Adoxophyes sp., Pochazia sp., Tambinia sp.) and 1 each on wild jamun [Syzygium cumini] (Hoplionota prominens) and fig (Cirrhocrista fumipalpis). Anarsia epotias is described as a particularly damaging pest of mango. The damage caused by each of the pests, and their morphology, are described.