STUDIES ON THE USEFUL ENTOMOFAUNA IN SOME VEGETABLE CROPS IN SOUTH OF OLTENIA

Authors

  • F. BIRZANU
  • I. MITREA

Abstract

Vegetable crops have been the most important technological group that is grown in our country. Due to their multiple importance, vegetable crops have received increased attention both from the scientific and technical point of view. In our country, research on useful entomofauna began after 1929, when the first entomology research unit was set up, namely the "Entomology Station" within the Institute
of Agronomic Research in Romania (Institutul de Cercetări Agronomice din România - I.C.A.R.). This paper aims to bring a great contribution of scientific data regarding useful entomofauna. The research has been conducted in the private stationary unit in Amărăştii de Jos, using three methods of collecting the entomofauna and namely the Barber type soil trap, the frappage method and method of capture by using the entomological net.
All the entomofauna collected from the vegetable ecosystem has been subjected to detailed analyzes of the systematic group to which each species belongs.
The research has identified 390 species belonging to 7 orders with 15 families. Most species belong to the Scarabaeidae families (5 species), followed by the Chrysomelidae family with 4 species, the Acrididae, Aphididae, Pentatomidae, Cetoniidae, Pieridae and Noctuidae families, each with 3 species, with the rest of the families having 1-2 species.

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Published

2018-08-07

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management