Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fishery, Domestic Science, Nutrition
Abstract Hibernation of the beetles, Altica caerulescens Baly and Macrima armata Baly in the Kula Valley, Himachal Pradesh The flea beetle,Altica caerulescens Baly, is a pest of bringjal, tomato, spinach, strawberry and the weedsRumex sp. andImpatiens sp. in India. The beetle,Macrima armata Baly attacks the trees ofAlnus nitida and is also found as a minor pest of radish in Kulu Valley. Both of the beetles are found only in summer. Concerning the overwintering formerly it was supposed thatA. caerulescens hibernates in pupal stage. The autor describes for the first time about the overwintering of the two species in Kulu Valley based on a survey conducted in 1972 to 1975. Altica caerulescens hibernates in adult stage under the bark of willow (Salix alba).Macrima armata adults were found in the winter in cracks of Kosh trees (Alnus nitida).
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