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Quantification of the abundance and diversity of predatory spiders in rice ecosystem of Rajendranagar, Telangana, India
The effective prey searching ability and polyphagy of spiders makes them important predators of crop pests. 19 species of spiders have been recorded in rice ecosystem (Rajeswaran et al., 2005). ThereExpand
Antrocephalus mitys (walker), A pupal parasitoid in the mass production of Corcyra cephalonica Stainton
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Pupae of Corcyra cephalonica, a laboratory host for the mass production of bioagents was found to be naturally attacked by a chalcid, Antrocephalus mitys more in the cooler months, revealing that the parasitoid appeared each year in the first week of September and increased gradually till a peak was reached in November and started to decline with the onset of high temperatures in April. Expand