Aphids of ornamental plants and winter vegetables and their aphidiine parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Aligarh region, Uttar Pradesh

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U. Rafi
M.K. Usmani
M.S. Akhtar


A survey was conducted in Aligarh District of Uttar Pradesh, India. A total of 14 pest aphid were found infesting 13 ornamental plants and 14 winter vegetables of the area. They were categorized based on injury status. Seven species of aphidiine parasitoids viz., Aphidius colemani Viereck, Aphidius smithi Subba Rao & Sharma, Binodoxys indicus (Subba Rao & Sharma), Diaeretiella rapae (M’Intosh), Lipolexis gracilis Foerster, Lipolexis oregmae (Gahan), Lysaphidus qadrii Shujauddin were found infesting different aphid species.

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