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Altica himalayensis (Chen), an emerging pest of temperate horticultural crops from Kashmir valley

G. Mahendiran; Mudasir Ahmad Dar; Shahid Ali Akbar


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  "description": "<p><strong>Seasonality, host range, and biology of <em>Altica himalayensis</em> Chen are detailed. The species is one of the most dominant leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) found in the Kashmir valley. A major pest of <em>Rumex nepalensis</em> (locally known as <em>Abuji</em>), plant is used as a source of food, astringent qualities, and for dyeing purposes. During the present study the pest was also found to feed on <em>Polygonium aviculare</em> (new host plant) and adults were also found to exert considerable damage to a number of other major crops including, apricot, almond, apple, strawberry, and walnut. Updated checklist and taxonomic status of the genus <em>Altica</em> from India is also provided herewith.</strong></p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Division of Germplasm collection and Characterisation, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, H.A. Farm Post, Hebbal, Bellary Road, Bengaluru-560024, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "G. Mahendiran"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Department of Entomology, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar-191132, Jammu and Kashmir, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Mudasir Ahmad Dar"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Department of Entomology, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar-191132, Jammu and Kashmir, India.", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Shahid Ali Akbar"
    }
  ], 
  "headline": "Altica himalayensis (Chen), an emerging pest of temperate horticultural crops from Kashmir valley", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2019-04-09", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/2633828", 
  "keywords": [
    "Altica himalayensis, Polygonium aviculare, pest, biology, Kashmir."
  ], 
  "@context": "https://schema.org/", 
  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2633828", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2633828", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Altica himalayensis (Chen), an emerging pest of temperate horticultural crops from Kashmir valley"
}
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