DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF DIFFERENT FLORAL VISITORS ON EGYPTIAN CLOVER, TRIFOLIUM ALEXANDRINUM L.

M. K. JAT, O. P. CHAUDHARY, H. D. KAUSHIK, Y, JINDAL AND A. S. TETARWAL

Department of Entomology

College of Agriculture

CCS, Haryana Agricultural University,

Hisar (125004) Haryana, India

(*nitharwal84@gmail.com)

(Received: 7 July, 2013; Accepted, August 2013)

SUMMARY

The diversity and abundance of different floral visitors on Trifolium alexandrinum was studied at Forage Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar during 2012 and 2013. A total 45 insect species were recovered on T. alexandrinum flowers all species belonging to twenty five families of six orders. The Hymenopterans floral visitors on T.  alexandrinum bloom were most important as compared to other floral visitors.

Key words: abundance, diversity, floral visitors, Egyptian clover, T. alexandrinum

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