Handbook on Groundnut Insect Pests Identification and Management. Information Bulletin No. 39 uri icon


  • Groundnut or peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oilseed crop in Asia and Africa. Being a leguminous crop it enriches the soil through nitrogen fixation and the haulms are a good source of nutritious fodder. Groundnut is attacked by many insects at different stages of plant growth, but only a few of the over 100 insects associated with this crop are economically important. This bulletin provides short descriptions of the insect species most important to groundnut, their biology, distribution, and damage symptoms. Color photographs are provided for easy identification of the pests, and appropriate management practices are suggested

publication date

  • 2013