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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Diversity of insect pollinators in coriander (Coriandrum sativum Linn.) VAR. ACR-1 under Semi-Arid region of Rajasthan

Author(s):

Kapil Sharma and NK Meena

Abstract:
The diversity of various insect visitors associated with coriander (Coriandrum sativum Linn) was carried out under open field conditions at research farm, National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Tabiji, Ajmer in semi-arid region of Rajasthan. The coriander flowers were visited by 28 insect species belonging to18 families and 6 orders. Among these insect visitors, 10 species were recorded from Hymenoptera (53.05%), 4 unidentified species of hymenoptera from different families (4.58%), 8 species of Diptera from two families (36.09%), 3 species of Hemiptera from three families, 3 species of Coleoptera from two families, 1 species of Neuroptera and 3 species from Lepidoptera of three familieson coriander crop. were the three major groups comprising 93.72 percent of the total visitors recorded on coriander ecosystem. Among all pollinators, Apis florea was recorded as most dominating species (34.1%) followed by Apis mellifera (11.92%), Episyrphus balteatus De Geer (9.44%), Eristalis sp. (8.32%) Musca sp. 1 (7.73%), Apis dorsata (6.37%) and Episyrphus sp. (4.75%).

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How to cite this article:
Kapil Sharma and NK Meena. Diversity of insect pollinators in coriander (Coriandrum sativum Linn.) VAR. ACR-1 under Semi-Arid region of Rajasthan. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):198-201.

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