Insect Damage Observed in Stored Groundnuts

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1956
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Hall, D.W.
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In an article entitled "Arthropods Associated with Stored Groundnuts in Nyasaland", Salmond (1956) referred to certain types of damage seen during a survey of stored groundnuts in village storage containers in Nyasaland. In this paper it is pointed out that damage which occurs after ripening but before harvesting is effected by termites and not as Hall (1954) states by lepidopterous larvre or larvre and adults of the beetle Tribolium castaneum. In my 1954 publication referred to here, the above statement attributed to me has not been made. It is common knowledge in wellinformed stored product circles that Tribolium castaneum and stored-product Jepidopterous larvre do not attack produce in the soil.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, XXII (2), pp. 106-113
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