L. GEETHANJALI*, M. S. V. CHALAM, S. R. KOTESWARA RAO and G. MOHANNAIDU
Department of Entomology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati – 517502, Chittoor Dt., A.P., India
Six planthopper species were collected, identified and described from sorghum crop ecosystem of southern and scarce rainfall zones of Andhra Pradesh. The planthopper fauna collected from sorghum includes, Cemus sps. Nisia nervosa (Melichar), Peregrinus maidis (Ashmead), Perkinsiella sinensis (Kirkaldy), Pyrilla perpusilla (Stal) and Sardia sps. An illustrated key along with diagnostic taxonomic characters were provided for easy identification of the planthoppers associated with sorghum crop eco-systems.
Hemiptera, planthoppers, delphacidae, sorghum