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Abstract

Record of new host plants of Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilosoma obliqua Wlk. at Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

Abstract

Eight new plant species, viz. Tecoma stans, Mikania scandens, Sida cordifolia, Synedrella nodiflora, Ficus pumila, Cosmos sp., Amaranthus spinosus and Cephalandra, were recorded as new hosts of the pest Spilosoma obliqua [Spilarctia obliqua] in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.