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New record of host plants of Myllocerus viridanus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a major polyphagous pest from Kerala, India.

Rajan, N. R. ; Ghosh, S. M.

Journal of Entomological Research 2019 Vol 43 No. 2 pp. 189-192;


Field surveys carried out in Padannakkad, Kerala revealed 21 plant species as hosts of M. viridanus out of which 13 species are new host report to India. Thus making the host record of M. viridanus to 40 plants. The vast host range of the pest together with its grub feeding habits on the roots by concealing in the soil make it a pest of considerable importance.