Thamas, M., & Gupta, B.S. 2003 [First report of termite damage on lac.]. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika 18(1/2): 77-79.
Notes: To provide an additional source of income to CDR farmers in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, India, lac cultivation has been promoted in the region since 1997. However, in September 2000, termite damage to lac and lac insects [Kerria lacca] were recorded in Shahdol. In five lac-growing villages, the damage to lac crop was 5.80-11.70%. Termite damage was recorded only on young bushes of Butea monosperma, but grown trees were free from termite damage. This is thought to be the first report of termite predation on lac.