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Microscopic structure of antennal sensilla in the carpenter ant Camponotus compressus (Fabricius) (Formicidae: Hymenoptera)
The antennae in all castes of the carpenter ant Camponotus compressus were examined using scanning electron microscopy. The antennae are of geniculate type, consisting of a scape and funiculus. The
Parasites-Predators:Their Occurrence and Invasive Impact on the Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) in the Zone of Central India
A survey was undertaken in the tasar rearing fields of Vidarbha, Maharashtra, India and the occurrence of the parasites and predators was studied.
First predation record of Canthecona furcellata (Wolff.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on spinning stage silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury)
It is reported that the spinning stage of the tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta, is also preferable for attack by the stink bug C. furcellata, and it is postulated that feeding preference is due to the concealed, non‐movable and less defensiveStage of the tasar larvae during spinning.
Biology and Development of Xanthopimpla pedator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Pupal Endoparasitoid of Antheraea mylitta (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)
The biology and development of Xanthopimpla pedator inside the pupa of A. mylitta are reported for the first time with detailed photomicrographs to enable the information concerning physiological interactions between A.mylitta and its endoparasitoid, X. pedator to be reported.
Microscopic Structure of Mouth Parts Sensillae in the Fifth Instar Larvae of Eri Silkworm, Philosamia ricini (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)
Scanning electron microscopic studies revealed the presence of various types of sensillae on the mouth parts of Vth instar larva of Philosamia ricini. The mouth parts of P. ricini belong to chewing
Predation biology of weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the field of tasar sericulture
A survey was undertaken in the tasar rearing fields in Vidarbha, Maharashtra, India to study the predatory potential of O. smaragdina on A. mylitta and based on the attack and symptoms of predation, the loss (mortality) is also discussed.
Cephalic Microstructure and its role in Predation Biology of Myrmicaria brunnea on Antheraea mylitta
Article history: Received on: 06/07/2017 Accepted on: 12/09/2017 Available online: 17/01/2018 Antheraea mylitta (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is commercially the most important species for the
Surface Ultrastructure of Antenna and Distribution of Sensilla in the Leptogenys chinensis (Mayr) (Fabricus) (Formicidae: Hymenoptera)
The surface micro-morphology of the antennal sensilla of Leptogenys chinensis worker shows presence of various types of sensilla, including trichodea curvata, sensilla basiconica and coelocapitular, which are used in chemical communication for social lives of Ants.
SEM structure of mandibular sensilla in the carpenter ant , Camponotus compressus ( Fabricius ) ( Formicidae : Hymenoptera )
The moutparts in all polymorphic forms of carpenter ant, Camponotus compressus (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are adapted for grasping and feeding the prey. The mandibles are unsegmented,
Tropical Tasar Sericulture
Infestation of pest and predator increase larval mortality resulting in loss of tasar silk production in India.