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PIERID (LEPIDOPTERA: PIERIDAE) PESTS AND THEIR NEW CRUCIFERS HOSTS IN POTHWAR REGION OF PAKISTAN

 Syed Waqar Shah* and Muhammad Ather Rafi*

 * National Insect Museum. Department of Plant and Environmental Protection, PARC Institute of Advance Studies in Agriculture, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. Corresponding author: a_rafiam@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

 Field surveys were conducted in Pothwar region during January 2012-December 2013 to find out the pierids pests on cultivated and non-cultivated cruciferous plants, the known cultivated hosts such as , , ,, var. and were attacked by , and . Among above reported Pieridae species is reported for the first time however, is also a new record from districts Rawalpindi and Chakwal and from Jhelum, Rawalpindi and Chakwal. However, the non-cultivated host plants in the region were , , and . Among noncultivated hosts was the new host for . C. was found common host for , and from the study area. Among non-cultivated host plants was found for and for and . All the non-cultivated host plants were new records from Pakistan however, was new host of from the world, which was not reported earlier.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

September

Vol. 33, Iss. 3, Pages 422-691

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