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Abstract

Host range of Oxyrhachis tarandus Fabricus (Homoptera: Membracidae) in woody trees and shrubs of Bihar.

Abstract

The host range of Oxyrachis tarandus on different growth stages of woody perennials in Pusa-Dholi, Bihar, India, during 1995-2002 showed periodic high seasonal occurrence of nymphs and adults on different growth components of Acacia nilotica, Acacia catechu, Acacia auriculiformis, Albizia procera, Albizia lebbeck, Dalbergia latifolia, Cassia fistula, C. siamea, Ficus religiosa, F. bengalensis, Trewia nudiflora [Trevia nudiflora], Morus alba, Sesbania grandiflora, S. aegyptica [S. sesban] and D. sissoo, whereas low to sparce occurrence of the pests was observed on Butea monosperma, Azadirachta indica, Ricinus communis, Ziziphus jujuba, Bauhinia purpurea and Jatropha curcas between January to December. The high occurrence of the pest on sampling stages of A. nilotica, A. catechu, Tectona grandis, S. aegyptica, F. religiosa, Prosopis cineraria and C. siamea indicated that these species were more susceptible to the pest as compared with the other host plants.