Occurrence of pentatomid bug, Degonetus serratus (Distance) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) feeding on teak in Gujarat


  • SM Chavan




Pentatomid bug, Degonetus serratus, Tectona grandis


Pentatomidae are usually considered as minor and occasional pests feed on large number of cultivated crops as well as wild plants. During field visit, pentatomid bug, Degonetus serratus (Distance) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) was observed on teak plants in forest areas of Tapi district. The infestation was found sporadic along the river side teak plantation. This paper presents the first report of the occurrence of D. serratus and its sporadic infestation on teak which hitherto was not reported on teak from Gujarat.


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Chavan, S. (2022). Occurrence of pentatomid bug, Degonetus serratus (Distance) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) feeding on teak in Gujarat. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 13(13), 60–64. https://doi.org/10.53911/JAE.2022.13106