Damage of a Well-Known Quarantine Pest “Spodopterafrugiperda” (Fall Armyworm) on Maize and its IPM Strategies in Globe

  • Umar Niaz Department of Entomology University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Burhan Ahmad Department of Entomology University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Spodoptera, Fall Armyworm, Noctuidae, Lepidoptera, nocturnal pest, chief deflator

Abstract

The genus “Spodoptera” has 25 species but S.littura, S.muritia, S.exempta and S.frugiperda are economically significant species for agricultural crops. S.frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) is an invasive pest of many crops but most serious pest for maize. It is migratory lepidopteran insect pest with more than 100 plant species. It belongs to Family “Noctuidae” and Order “Lepidoptera”. It is occasional, polyphagous and quarantine pest for various countries. It’s also known as economic pest of corn. It is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of globe. It is nocturnal pest because it is active at night for feeding and mating purposes. Previous research have been proved that it’s known as chief deflator globally.

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2018-04-28
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