Studies on the Insects associated with calotropis gigantean in Guwahati city of Assam, India

Das BK Saikia HC Kalita J     

Abstract

Calotropis gigantea, commonly known as milkweed or swallow-worth, was a common wasteland weed and belongs to family Asclepiadaceae. It is commonly known as the Milkweed or Ak (Hindi) or Akon (Assamese). Being native to India, it grows wild up to 900 m throughout the country on a variety of soils and in different climates, sometimes where nothing else grows. Traditionally it was used to treat common diseases such as fever, leaves and flowers are to treat many diseases and abnormalities in humans. The present investigation on the ecology and Biology of insects, damaging medicinal plant Calotropisgigantea were undertaken in Guwahati GMDA area during the year 2007-2009. The study conducted to find out number of insects damaging the plant Calotropis gigantea. In their natural habitat and estimate the population density of nine insects with biology of two major insects. The field activities of insects and their habitat were recorded and emphasized the role played by climatic factors on their population under the field condition of Guwahati.


MS Received Date:   2015-07-06  MS Accepted Date:  2015-08-24  MS Published Date:  2015-08-24
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Das BK, Saikia HC., Kalita J. "Studies on the Insects associated with calotropis gigantean in Guwahati city of Assam, India" Journal of Zoology Studies 2.3 (2015): 6-13.
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