International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Entomology | India | Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014

Floral Visitors of Different Crops as Recorded from an Agro-Ecosystem near Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan (India)

Sima Dheeraj Bhati | Meera Srivastava [3]

Abstract: The relationship between pollinators and flowering plants is one of the mutually beneficial relationships in the natural world. The loss of a pollinator could cause the collapse of an ecosystem. During the present study an attempt has been made to record the floral visitors of different crops from an agro-ecosystem near Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India. The crop field comprised of different crops during the study period and included pearl millet, cotton, sorghum, cluster beans and mung bean during April to October, while, during November to March the major crops in the agricultural fields were mustard, rye, wheat, barley, gram and fenugreek. In all, 50 insect species belonging to 25 families and 7 orders were observed on flowers of various crops cultivated in the agro-ecosystem. Further, of these, based on number 9 were frequent and 41were rare visitors.

Keywords: Floral visitors, agro-ecosystems, Crops, Rajasthan

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014,

Pages: 1732 - 1738

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