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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (718) Last page : (722)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2917

Aphids and their Host Affinity- IV: Lipaphis spp.

Y. S. Rathore1 and S. N. Tiwari2*
1Ex- Principle Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulse Research, Kanpur 208 026 (U.P.)
2 Professor, Deptt.of Entomology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar,
Udham Singh Nagar 263 145 (Uttarakhand)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: drsntiwari@gmail.com
Received: 18.04.2017  |  Revised: 27.04.2017   |  Accepted: 29.04.2017  


Thirteen species of Lipaphis (including two subspecies) revealed that they exclusively feed on dicotyledons. 95.83% host species were from herbaceae, whereas less than 5% from lignosae. Except L. erysimi and L. pseudobrassicae, all other species were exclusively Brassica feeders. L. erysimi and L. pseudobrassicae consumed 79.25 and 86.36% plants from Brassicaceae, respectively. There were six monophagous, four oligophagous and three polyphagous species of Lipaphis. In most of the cases GAI values did not vary much because of strong affinity of Lipaphis to Brassica hosts.

Key words: GAI, Lipaphis spp., Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, Lignosae.

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Cite this article: Rathore, Y.S. and Tiwari, S.N., Aphids and their Host Affinity- IV: Lipaphis spp., Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(2): 718-722 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2917