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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 250-258
DOI: 10.3923/je.2011.250.258
Biodiversity of Termites in Agro-ecosystem and Relation between their Niche Breadth and Pest Status
Dolly Kumar and M. Pardeshi

Abstract:
Termite sampling was carried out in four selected crops i.e. (sugarcane, wheat, cotton and castor) and unhealthy plants were sampled/checked to find out presence of termites. Furthermore, all possible habitats on hedges of agriculture field were also checked and termites were collected if present. Overall, 15 termite species were recorded from the study area, out of which only five species were found as a pest of selected crops. A species, O. obesus was dominant and recorded as a pest of all four crops. All pest species were common and dominant (highest percent presence) in the study area. Furthermore, all pest species had wider niche breadth as compare to other species. Relation between pest species and their niche breadth is discussed.
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How to cite this article:

Dolly Kumar and M. Pardeshi, 2011. Biodiversity of Termites in Agro-ecosystem and Relation between their Niche Breadth and Pest Status. Journal of Entomology, 8: 250-258.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2011.250.258

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2011.250.258

 
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