Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 285–291 | Cite as

Patterns of fungal resource utilization and feeding range in some mycophagous Tubulifera (Insecta: Thysanoptera)

  • T N Ananthakrishnan
  • G Suresh


Adaptive specialization in terms of survival due to diverse fungal feeding preferences and seasonal dispersal is indicated in the sporophagous speciesLoyolaia indica (Anan). Feeding behavioural patterns of six species of mycophagous Tubulifera reflect diversity in fungal resource utilization and feeding range. Influence of fungal food on the strategies of survival, reproduction and aggregation has been discussed.


Mycophagous thrips fungal resource utilization feeding range mycophagous tubulifera Loyolaia indica 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T N Ananthakrishnan
    • 1
  • G Suresh
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology Research InstituteLoyola CollegeMadrasIndia

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