National Academy Science Letters

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 269–270 | Cite as

Insect Entrapment by Plants in Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, India

  • A. Ravi KiranEmail author
  • J. H. Franklin Benjamin
  • K. A. A. Kabeer
Short Communication


The present study focused on plant–insect interactions between arthropod insects and herbs at shola forest floor such as Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.) DC.—Fabaceae and Cerastium indicum (L.) Wight & Arn.—Caryophyllaceae. The morphological characters such as ciliate, puberulous and villous nature of plants will lead a greater role to adopt the climatic conditions. Findings of the present study revealed the trichomes of some plants are menace to pollinating agents.


Wildlife Sanctuary Trichomes Phenology Insects Pollinating agents 



The authors are grateful to the Additional Director of Botanical Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre for providing facilities and Forest Department, Tamil Nadu for permissions and field support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ravi Kiran
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. H. Franklin Benjamin
    • 1
  • K. A. A. Kabeer
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Regional CentreBotanical Survey of IndiaCoimbatoreIndia

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