International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2018)
Insect pests infesting korarima (Aframomum corrorima) (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen in southwestern part of Ethiopia
Author(s): Teshale Daba, Haimanot Mitiku, Girma Hailemichael and Merga Jibat
Abstract: Survey was conducted to study the distribution, infestation and damaging level of insect pests of korarima (Aframomum corrorima) indigenous spice of Ethiopia during 2013/2014 cropping seasons in Southwestern parts of Ethiopia. Insect pests were observed and identified at their sites in the surveyed areas. In addition, samples of insect pests and infected plant parts were collected and insect images were taken. The samples were diagnosed in Tepi National Spice Research Center laboratory. A total of fourteen species of insect pests from six orders were recorded as korarima insect pest with different infestation rate and damage level. Green stink bug (Acrosternum. spp), korarima flower thrips (Sciothrips. spp) mottled tortoise beetle (Chelymorpha. spp) and cardamom white fly (Dialeurodes. spp) were widely distributed and recorded relatively with high infestation rate from all surveyed areas while black leaf beetle (Chrysochus. spp), brown spotted grasshopper (Cyrtacanthacris. spp), spice grasshopper (Catantops. spp) were considered as intermediate due to medium infestation and damage level. The remaining insect pests showed very low infestation rate and damage level. They are grouped under minor insect pests. Therefore, it is important to design control options for these major insect pests to ensure plant health and pest action under economic threshold level.
How to cite this article:
Teshale Daba, Haimanot Mitiku, Girma Hailemichael and Merga Jibat. Insect pests infesting korarima (Aframomum corrorima) (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen in southwestern part of Ethiopia. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2018; 3(2): 10-13.