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Chlaenius rayotus Bates (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Chlaeniini) - a New Predator of Hyblaea puera Cramer (Lepidoptera : Hyblaeidae) from Walayar Reserve Forests, Kerala State


A carabid beetle, Chlaenius rayotus Bates (Coleoptera: Carabidae) is reported predating on caterpillars of Hyblea puera Cram. (Lepidoptera: Hybiaeidae) in teak plantations. Its predatory habits and potentials are stated. It is a new record of predation on caterpillars of H. puera.

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