Spatial Distribution of Brumoides suturalis (Fabricius) (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae) in Mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek]


  • Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Division of Crop Protection, Kanpur, U. P., 208 024, India
  • G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, 263 145, India


Distribution pattern of Brumoides suturalis (Fabricius) was studied on mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek] during summer season. Results of various indices of dispersion revealed that distribution was random. The values of each index were comparatively higher when population was lower. However, k index of dispersion was low when the population was low. The results, therefore, indicate that the predator has tendency to aggregate in case of higher density.


Brumoides suturalis, Indices of Dispersion, Mungbean, Spatial Distribution, Vigna radiata.

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Agriculture Sciences

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