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Oxyrachis tarandus



Oxyrachis tarandus


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  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Oxyrachis tarandus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Oxyrachis tarandus Fab.

International Common Names

  • English: babul hopper

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Cicadelloidea
  •                                 Family: Membracidae
  •                                     Genus: Oxyrachis
  •                                         Species: Oxyrachis tarandus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


IndiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Andhra PradeshPresentSunil et al., 2003
-BiharPresentAli et al., 2008
-Indian PunjabPresentAshutosh and Pati, 2011
-KarnatakaPresentSatya and Parihar, 1993
-Madhya PradeshPresentShamila and Lal, 1999
-Uttar PradeshPresentKhan, 1975


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Ali MS; Manoj Kumar; Singh R, 2006. Host range of Oxyrhachis tarandus Fabricus (Homoptera: Membracidae) in woody trees and shrubs of Bihar. Environment and Ecology, 24S(Special 1):14-16.

Ali MS; Sattar A; Chaturvedi OP, 2008. Population dynamics of babul hoppers (Oxyrachis tarandus Fab) as influenced by weather parameters in north Bihar. Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 10(2):105-107.

Ashutosh Sharma; Pati PK, 2011. First report of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, as a new host of cowbug (Oxyrachis tarandus, Fab.) in plains of Punjab, Northern India. World Applied Sciences Journal, 14(9):1344-1346.

Gandhi JR, 1977. Water relations in heteropteran Oxycarenus hyalinipennis Costa and Homopteran Oxyrachis tarandus Fabr. Indian Journal of Entomology, 39(1):65-69.

Khan MY, 1975. A new species of Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera) reared from the eggs of Oxyrachis tarandus Fabr. (Homoptera: Membracidae). Current Science, 44(17):635-636.

Rayar SG; Narayanaswamy KC, 2009. Occurrence of Oxyrachis tarandus (Fab.) on mulberry. Insect Environment, 15(1):38.

Sah SB; Ali MS, 2005. Population dynamics of Oxyrachis tarandus Fab. on sapling of Dalbergia sissoo. Journal of Applied Biology, 15(2):47-50.

Satya Vir; Parihar DR, 1993. Insect pests of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. and Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hyne in the Thar desert of Karnataka. Myforest, 29(2):105-111; 10 ref.

Shamila Kalia; Lal RR, 1999. Insect pests of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. at and around Jabalpur. Advances in Forestry Research in India, 20:190-202.

Sunil Misra; Reddy CRG; Sivaprasad V; Reddy KD; Chandrashekharaiah, 2003. Record of Oxyrachis tarandus (Fb) on mulberry in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Sericulture, 42(1):66.

Swamy BCH; Rajagopal D; Farooqi AA; Chakravarthy AK, 1993. Insect pests of Costus speciosus, a medicinal plant. Myforest, 29(2):101-103.

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