Flight activities of white grubs beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the agroecosystem of sugarcane at Kenana Estate, Sudan

Elnour A. Elnour, Ahmed Elbashir M. Hassan, Rudwan M. Khafagi, Yousif F. Mohammed

Abstract


The flight activities of white grub beetles were observed in the agroecosystem of  sugarcane at Kenana. Robinson-type light trap was installed in the immediate vicinity of sugarcane field during the period from February 2004 to January 2006. Collected beetles were sorted out to the species level and recorded daily. During the two seasons,  beetles of Schizonycha spp. were detected in the light trap in February and continued till October. Heteronychus licas was caught in the light trap between May and February of the first season (2004/05) and May and January of the next season (2005/06). While Anomala plebeja was captured in the light trap during the period between June and November in the first season and April and October in the second season.

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