Biotic stress (insect) of aonla (Emblica officinalis) in arid region of India: a review


  • SM Haldhar
  • Chet Ram
  • D Singh


Indian gooseberry, Emblica officinalis popularly also known as Aonla, amla, amrit phal is found attacked various number of insect-pests causing considerable damage. In India, the major insect-pests reported from aonla are shoot gall maker Betousa stylophora; leaf roller, Caloptilia (Garcillaria) acidula; hairy caterpillar, Selepa celtis; bark eating caterpillar, Indarbela quardrionotata; leaf roller, Tonica (Psorosticha) ziziphy; bag worm, Zeuzera sp.; fruit borer, Meridarchis sp.; pomegranate butter fly, Deudorix isocrates; fruit sucking moth, Achaea janata; fruit midge, Clinodiplosis sp.; cow bug, Tricentrus congestus;  plant hopper, Seliza truncate; spherical mealy bug, Nipaecoccus viridis; weevil, Myllocerus discolour; termite, Odontotermes obesus; leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella and hairy caterpillars, Euproctis fraterna.


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Haldhar, S., Ram, C., & Singh, D. (2019). Biotic stress (insect) of aonla (Emblica officinalis) in arid region of India: a review. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 7(7), 16–26. Retrieved from

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