Diversity of Insect Foragers on Indian Jujube Ziziphus mauritiana


  • Liza Shyam Department of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam
  • M. K. Deka Department of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam




Ziziphus mauritiana, Diversity, Foragers, Apis cerana, Foraging Behaviour, Pollination, Abundance, Foraging Rate, Speed, Pollen Load, Visits.


A total of 12 insect foragers were recorded in Ziziphus mauritiana of which Apis cerana indica F. was the dominant one (50.66%) followed by Vespa magnifica (10.30%), A. mellifera (6.42%), Musca domestica (4.70%), Calliphora sp. (4.48%), Eristalinus sp. (4.27%), Monomorium indicum (3.94%), Athyma perius (3.50%), Polistes hebraeus (3.49%), Pelopidas sp. (3.45%), Pieris rapae (2.33%) and Coccinella septempunctata (2.24%). The forager abundance was maximum in the forenoon (0900-1000 hr). Foraging behaviour of A. cerana revealed that 0900-1000 hr was the peak period of its visit and activities.


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Shyam, L. ., & Deka , M. K. (2022). Diversity of Insect Foragers on Indian Jujube <i>Ziziphus mauritiana</i>. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(2), 432–434. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2021.272



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