Insect pests of Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera Linn. in tarai region of Uttarakhand.
Insect pests associated with the medicinal plant, Withania somnifera at Pantnagar, India was investigated. Four major pests, viz. Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Epilachna viginctioctopunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Tricentrus bicolor (Hemiptera: Membracidae) were found associated with the crop. The period and intensity of infestation of each pest are reported.