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Insects attacking Striga

Naturevolume 187page959 (1960) | Download Citation



WORKING in Ibadan, Nigeria, Williams and Caswell1 have recently noted Smicronyx sp. (Curculionidae : Coleoptera), the larva of which lives within the fruits feeding on the immature seeds of Striga sp. The only other reference mentioned is that of Agarwala and Naqvi2 on Striga in Bihar, India. Williams and Caswell have apparently missed references on the subject, especially that on Smicronyx albovariegatus Faust, recorded on Striga.

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    Williams, C. N., and Caswell, G. H., Nature, 184, 1668 (1959).

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    Agarwala, S. B. D., and Haider Naqvi, S. Z., Proc. Bihar Acad. Agric. Sci., 2, 121 (1953).

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    Present address: Chesterford Park Research Station, nr. Saffron Walden, Essex

  1. D. V. MURTHY: Formerly working in the Division of Entomology, Department of Agriculture, Hyderabad State


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