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Title: Insect foliovory in mangroves
Authors: Kathiresan, K.
Keywords: Insect
<i style="">Rhizophora</i>
<i style="">Avicennia</i>
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The insects cause extensive damages to mangrove leaves. The damages are visibly seen as holes, galls, necrotic spots, and incursions occurring along leaf margins. The predominant insect species are leaf-mining moth (<i style="">Phyllocnistis</i> sp.), leaf gall species (<i style="">Stephaniella falcaria,</i> <i style="">Monolepta</i> sp.), caterpillars (<i style="">Dasychira</i> sp., <i style="">Capua</i><i style=""> endocypha </i>and <i style="">Odites</i> spp.) and scale insects (<i style="">Aspidiotus destructor</i>). <i style="">Avicennia</i> species suffer more leaf damage than do <i style="">Rhizophora</i> species. This correlates negatively with tannin concentration in the leaves.
Description: 237-239
ISSN: 0379-5136
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.32(3) [September 2003]

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