Influence of Light-trap Catches on Sex Ratio of Insects and Infestation in the Field of Cucurbitaceae


  • Sher Singh P.G. Department of Zoology, Ganjdundwara P.G. College, Ganjdundwara, Etah, U.P., India.
  • J. C. Gupta P.G. Department of Zoology, Ganjdundwara P.G. College, Ganjdundwara, Etah, U.P., India.
  • H. N. Sharma Department of Environmental Toxicology, School of Life Sciences, Khandari Campus, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.


Bactrocera strumeta, Luffa aegyptiaca, Pieris brassicae, Dacus cucurbitae, Citrullus vulgaris, Raphidopalpa foveicollis, Luffa cylindrical, Jermy-type light-trap


Insects are the curse for any type of crop and stored grains. Many techniques have been used so far to combat them. Pesticides are a major part of these techniques, but they also have negative aspects. In many European countries, the alternative techniques are, in practice, on low scale which is eco-friendly. Light-trap is one of them, which is used to study the effects on cucurbit insect pests in the present study


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Singh, S., Gupta, J. C., & Sharma, H. N. (2014). Influence of Light-trap Catches on Sex Ratio of Insects and Infestation in the Field of Cucurbitaceae. Advances in BioScience, 5(3), 91–96. Retrieved from




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