Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 126

Table of Content: July 2014; 6(6)

July 2014

Biodiversity of plant-parasitic nematodes of sugarcane in Bacita, Nigeria

Plant-parasitic nematodes of sugarcane have been variously reported to be associated with decline in sugarcane production. A field survey of the sugarcane plantation at Bacita, Nigeria was conducted to identify the diverse nematode species associated with the soils and roots of sugarcane and to determine their population densities on the field. Twelve species of plant-parasitic nematodes were found in association with...

Author(s): Afolami Steven, Solomon Sunday and Daramola Fisayo

July 2014

Biology of the mealy bug, Rhizoecus amorphophalli infesting tubers of major aroids

The present study was carried out to trace the life cycle of mealy bug, Rhizoecus amorphophalli on three different hosts including elephant foot yam, taro and tannia tubers. Investigation revealed that the mealy bug reproduces sexually and the adult female secretes an egg sac of white waxy substance in which eggs were laid. Female nymph moult normally, but male instar produces a cottony puparium around its body and form...

Author(s): Sreerag, R. S, Jayaprakas, C. A and Nishanth Kumar S