THE ROLE OF HALTICA SP. (COLEOPTERA: HALTICIDAE) AS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF POLYGONUM CHINENSE
AbstractThe role of Haltica sp. (Coleoptera: Halticidae) with emphasis on host specificity and damage potential
in controlling Polygonum chinense was evaluated under laboratory condition.
Starvation test of the weevil on 33 weeds and 14 crop plant species indicated that only 6 weed species
were attacked: Polygonum chinense, P. nepalense, P. barbatum, P. longisetum, Ludwigia octovalvis and L.
parennis with P. chinense as the most preferred host plant.
Preliminary damage potential test indicated that a population of 0, 1,2 and 3 pairs of adult weevil reduced
theÂ percentageÂ ofÂ freshÂ weightÂ incrementÂ ofÂ P.Â chinenseÂ byÂ Â Â 0;Â 46.2;Â 74.7Â andÂ 75.5%Â respectively.Â Field
observations indicated that the larvae as well as adult weevils are potential biological control agents of P. chinense.
Further studies are, however, on the host-range of this weevil.
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SUN JAY A, S. J. A. (2011). THE ROLE OF HALTICA SP. (COLEOPTERA: HALTICIDAE) AS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF POLYGONUM CHINENSE. BIOTROPIA - The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Biology, (4). https://doi.org/10.11598/btb.19188.8.131.52
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