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As fall armyworm invades northeast India, scientists scratch the surface of a tree-killing beetle

Updated : May 30, 2019 08:37 AM IST

Scientists in northeast India have initiated molecular studies of a guava and litchi trunk borer, a longhorn beetle, which is suspected to have sneaked into the region from the country’s eastern neighbours.
Northeast India is currently under siege by the invasive moth pest, fall armyworm.
Unpacking genetic data can help researchers and farmers monitor and manage invasive pests that creep into northeast India across borders.
As fall armyworm invades northeast India, scientists scratch the surface of a tree-killing beetle

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