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Abstract

Insect pests of some medicinal plants in Madhya Pradesh.

Abstract

Insect pests attacking 8 medicinal plants of forestry origin (Cassia fistula, 20 insect pest species; Solanum indicum, 2 pest species; Operculina turpethum, 2 pest species; Psoralea corylifolia, 2 pest species; Abelmoschus crinitus, 4 pest species; Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, 3 pest species; Tylophora asthmatica, 1 pest species; and Urginea indica, 1 pest species), used in preparation of Ayurvedic medicines, ointments etc., are reported. Some of the insect species are recorded for the first time. The status of different pests, damage caused, biology and control methods are described, and the data on species and damage caused are summarized in a table.