Economically Important Insects and, Mites on Tea in East Africa

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1968
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Benjamin D. M.
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The entomological fauna associated with tea in Africa and near-by island is comprised of 159 species. In East Africa 96 insects and four mites have been recorded; 46 insects and four mites occur on tea in Kenya, 31 insects and two mites in Tanzania, and 31 insects and three mites in Uganda. Records from Malawi indicate the presence of 67 insects and one mite. Species of economic significance number 21 insects and three mites distributed, respectively, as follows: Kenya IS and there, Tanzania six and two, Uganda five and three, and Malawi twelve and one. Pertinent knowledge concerning distribution, class of tea infested, damage symptoms, current status and economic impact are presented for these species.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXIV (No. 1), p. 1-16