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Table 2 Monthly distributions of meteorological parameters and P. 14-punctata population buildup in hog plum during 2019

From: Sustainable pest management approach against the hog plum leaf beetle, Podontia 14-punctata Linn. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Observation month Temperature (°C) Rainfall (mm) Relative humidity (%) No. of P. punctata/(1 m2) quadrat
larvae adult
January 18.99 0.00 72.51 0.00 0.00
February 21.84 0.00 68.65 0.00 0.00
March 26.07 0.00 71.59 1.20 1.24
April 28.00 0.00 71.59 4.34 7.25
May 30.38 0.00 70.85 18.00 12.90
June 29.88 25.40 73.77 11.10 19.33
July 28.58 147.60 86.46 10.24 12.50
August 34.57 260.10 85.60 20.21 16.50
September 29.21 161.50 84.41 8.33 21.50
October 30.30 192.65 84.06 1.24 1.20
November 16.31 0.00 73.73 0.00 0.00
December 19.15 0.00 72.10 0.00 0.00
  1. Source: Meteorological station, Regional Station, BRRI, Barishal