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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2022, Volume : 14, Issue : 4
First page : ( 263) Last page : ( 267)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.52711/2321-5836.2022.00045

Review on bagworms (lepidotera: Pyschidae) study in India

Induria Satendra Kumar1, Agrawal Arvind1,2, Pati Atanu Kumar1

1School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010

2UGC - Academic Staff College, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010

Online published on 9 March, 2023.

Abstract

Bagworms (Lepidotera: pyschidae) can be termed as switching pest, is a polyphagus defoliator of economically and ecologically beneficial plants traced in varied host ranging from ornamental plants to huge forest trees. Life history of some species studied intensively had revealed the potentiality of this phytophagus family. Case of bagworm been a salient characteristic of psychidae was known to utilize by tribes of Bastar for annual rainfall determination. Bagworm infestations were examined by many workers in selected region of Chhattisgarh and Kerala. Newly emerging pest of Indian forest has the potential to cause huge ecological and economical damage as proved earlier in region of Uttrakhand (Tons valley), Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Control measure specific to Indian species of bagworm is needed to deal the prevailing situation. The Indian peninsula and Himalayan region had remained untouched for exploration related to bagworms biodiversity. The available literature points clearly towards the need to initiate and explore more on behavior, biology, prevalence and integrated strategic methods to control bagworms infestation.

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Keywords

Switching pest, Defoliator.

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