Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SOME COMMON INSECTS OF KASHMIR

                                                                               

A VEGETABLE SHOP IN KASHMIR 
( Photo Autar Mota  )

The springtime vegetables of  kashmir are Haak, Vostaa Haak , Kaanul Haak , Spinach (Paalak) , Lotus Stems (Nadru ), and small red Carrots  with green leaves . Summer time vegetables grown in kashmir are cauliflower , cabbage , Sonchal ,Peas , Tomatoes, Potatoes , Knol Khol( Monji)  , Lady finger , Bitter Melon (Karela) ,  Capsicum , Brinjals , Pumpkin , Bottle Gourds, White Beans (Razmaah Hemba ), onions, followed by  Turnips , Carrots  , Tola Haak, Kaatchha Haak in Autumn and early winter season.

I also add a brief  story on insects of kashmir to this photographs ...

Some insects of Kashmir that i remember are....

Insects that attack / irritate human beings..

Maetchh....Flies
Maettar Maetchh...Sandflies.
Pish..Fleas .
Tcharr..Bed Bugs
Mohh....Mosquito
Tullur.. Wasp
Beutch..scorpion
Zallur.....spider
Reayii....Ant
Zoavv..... Human Body louse.
Kanahepeinn'....... Millepede
(I also remember khar and watteil )

Insects that attack plant kingdom and grains etc.

Hallu.....locusts
Muhhur....caterpillar
Drikk...Leeches
Daraz....Cabbage worm( family caterpillar )
Tomalla kraeel......Rice Weevil.
Aaett Kraeel......Flour Beetles.
Rice larvae Moth.......Tomalla Khodda Kyom..
Seaayii.....Aphid ( Plant lice )
Pana-Pompur ….. Butterfly
kaagaz kyom ….. silver fish
Bumsin …… Earthworm

(Autar Mota )

PS
(1)
I would  say wasp for Toffa Tulur or stinging bee. Honey bee also gives a   sting but it  dies after one sting while wasp is aggressive and capable of multiple stings. Human beings are more troubled by wasp sting .
(2)
I am not convinced to call earthworm an insect.Earthworm could be defined as a kind of animal called an Annelid.
(3)
Since butterfly evolves from a moth and a moth is an insect, i am convinced to call butterfly an insect.
(4)

Daraz and Seiaayii that is commonly seen in kashmir's Haak and Monji leaves .Darz belongs to a family of Caterpillars . cabbage worm attacks knol khol ( Monjji )leaves , collards ( Haak ), cabbage leaves ,turnip leaves , cauliflower leaves . It is a caterpillar and also known as cabbage butterfly.It is capable of doing enough damage to the green vegetable leaves .

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