Investigation on Wood Borers in The Tree Holes of Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
The present study of wood-boring insects was carried out during the period from February 2019 to April 2021. A Field survey was conducted in different areas of Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary. The collected borers were under 9 Families named Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Brentidae, Bostrichidae, Buprestidae, Anthribidae, Elateridae, Passalidae, and Tenebrionidae. Among the wood borers, primary borers cause serious damages to both live and dead trees compared to secondary borers. In dead trees, members of the family Curculionidae cause major damages to host trees followed by Cerambycidae.
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