Parasitism potential of Campoletis chlorideae Uchida (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae) against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  • A. M. Bhosale Department of Agrochemicals and Pest Management, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004 Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Studies were conducted on nutritional requirement and host age, specificity and density that play a vital role in mass rearing of the parasitoid Campoletis chlorideae Uchida a solitary larval parasitoid of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), a notorious and polyphagus pest of pulses and vegetables in India. Results indicated that C. chlorideae fed with 50% honey solution was best suited for maximum longevity of adults. H. armigera was the most suitable host and exposure of 3-6 day old caterpillars at a density of 20 gave maximum progeny production that can be effectively utilized in mass rearing programmes for field release.

Published
2018-10-10
How to Cite
Bhosale, A. M. (2018). Parasitism potential of Campoletis chlorideae Uchida (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae) against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). ENTOMON, 43(3), 171-176. Retrieved from https://www.entomon.in/index.php/Entomon/article/view/389
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