SURVEY ON THE DIVERSITY OF PREDATORY MITES (FAMILY : PHYTOSEIIDAE) ON MEDICINAL PLANTS IN KOZHIKODE AND WAYANAD DISTRICTS OF KERALA, INDIA

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MARY ANITHALATHA SADANANDAN

Abstract

The Phytoseiid mites harbouring various species of medicinal plants were collected by making extensive survey in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts of Kerala during a period of 9 months i.e. from April 2014 to December 2014. The survey yielded 11 species of predatory mites belonging to 3 genera vi:. Amblyseius, Eusieus and Neoseiulus under the suborder Mesostigmata.

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Predatory mite, Medicinal plants, Phytoseiidae, Mesostigmata, Kerala

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SADANANDAN, M. (2015). SURVEY ON THE DIVERSITY OF PREDATORY MITES (FAMILY : PHYTOSEIIDAE) ON MEDICINAL PLANTS IN KOZHIKODE AND WAYANAD DISTRICTS OF KERALA, INDIA. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 35(1), 21-23. Retrieved from http://www.mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/525
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