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Pest succession in cabbage at Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India).


Pest succession studies conducted on cabbage at Raipur, Chhattisgarh (Madhya Pradesh, India) during winter 2001-02 revealed that the diamondback moth (DBM) Plutella xylostella and aphids Myzus persicae, Brevicoryne brassicae and Lipaphis erysimi were the major pests throughout the cropping season. The maximum activity period of DBM and aphids were recorded during January and December, respectively. The other pests recorded were web-worm Crocidolomia binotalis [C. pavonana], flea beetle Phyllotreta cruciferae, tobacco caterpillar Spodoptera litura and Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilosoma obliqua [Spilarctia obliqua] though at a very low level of infestation. Natural enemies including spiders (unidentified), two species of ladybird beetle (Menochilus sexmaculata [Cheilomenes sexmaculata] and Coccinella septempunctata), rove beetle Paederus sp., and Brumus sp. were also recorded.