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Abstract

New record of pest status of Microtermes mycophagus in potato.

Abstract

Termite workers and soldiers were collected in a potato farm in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, and identified as Microtermes mycophagus and M. obesi based on morphological characteristics. The termite attack was recorded at seedling stage only. This is thought to be the first record of pest status of M. mycophagus in potato.