Insects Associated With Tea and Their Identification at Ntri (Shinkiari) Mansehra, Pakistan

Hamid Ullah, Ibrar Muhammad, Waheed Ullah, Farzana Parveen, Sohail Aslam


Tea plants are visited by different types of insects including tea pests and pollinator. The objective of the study was to identify tea associated insects in National Tea Research Institute (NTRI), Mansehra, Pakistan during April-June 2012.

A collection of tea associated insects was made during April-June 2012 in Tea Experimental Garden (TEG), NTRI, Mansehra, Pakistan. A total of 128 samples were collected from TEG randomly.

During the present research, 10 species were identified. Species collected were brush-footed butterfly, Argynnis hyperbius (Linnaeus, 1763); painted lady, Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758), Lucerne butterfly, Colias electo (Linnaeus, 1763)( Nymphalidae); small cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758), white cabbage butterfly, Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)( Pieridae); Asiatic honey bee, Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793, Western honey bee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758(Apidae); seven-spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)( Coccinellidae); blue marsh hawk Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865), Crimson-tailed marsh hawk, Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum (Rambur, 1842)( Libellulidae). Different numbers of individuals were collected of each species. Seventeen individuals of P. brassicae, 16 of C. septempunctata, 15 of P. rapae, 14 of C. electo, 13 of V. cardui and A. cerana, 10 of A. mellifera, 9 of O. pruinosum neglectum and 7 of O. glaucum.

It is concluded that there is a diversity to explain tea associated insects in NTRI, Mansehra, Pakistan.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2014 Hamid Ullah, Ibrar Muhammad, Waheed Ullah, Farzana Parveen, Sohail Aslam

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Journal of Biology and Life Science  ISSN 2157-6076

Copyright © Macrothink Institute

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

If you have questions, please contact