Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)
The butterfly pests (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) of brassicaceae crops and their biological control in J&K- A review
Author(s): Deen Mohd Bhat, Muzaffar Ahmad Sheikh, Sajad Ahmad Khan
Abstract: The paper presents a brief review and checklist of the butterfly pests of family Pieridae (Lepidoptera) and their biological control agents (natural enemies) like parasitoids, predators and pathogens on various brassicacea crops from Jammu and Kashmir. A consolidated account of as many as 5 butterfly pest species is documented in this paper. Based on the literature survey, the present paper encapsulates the detailed information about the host- plant range, nature and extent of damage and period of activity of said butterfly pest species in J&K. The paper also presents an account of 12 biological control agents (natural enemies) of these butter fly pests reported from this region.