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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mulsant) (Coccinellidae: Scymninae): a review of biology, ecology, and use in biological control with particular reference to potential impact on non-target organisms
Over the years, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) has been used in both classical and augmentative biological control programmes. The ladybird is also considered important… Expand
Biology and feeding potential of green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea on non-rice moth prey
The feeding potential of 1 s t instar larva of Chrysoperla cornea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on different prey species were in the order of Aphis craccivora > Drosophila melanogaster >… Expand
Life table analysis of the mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) under laboratory conditions.
Results on age specific cohort life table on Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley at 27 ± 2°C and 65 ± 5% RH revealed that, the maximum female fertility was 140.69 female nymphs/female/week during the 5th… Expand
Physical and biochemical basis of resistance in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] accessions to pulse-beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (L.).
Laboratory studies were conducted in 52 accessions of cowpea including check (Local variety) for variability in physical parameters of seed viz., colour, shape, texture, length, width, hardness, seed… Expand
Effect of Adult Food Supplements on Reproductive Attributes and Longevity of Chrysoperla carnea Stephens (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
Adult food supplements influenced oviposition period, post-oviposition period and fecundity significantly, while pre-oviposition period and longevity were not affected. Maximum eggs/female (1245.2)… Expand
FORTUITOUS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS BY ZYGOGRAMMA BICOLORATA IN NEPAL
Parthenium hysterophorus L (Fam: Asteraceae, common name: parthenium, hereafter referred as Parthenium), a native of central America, is one of the most problematic alien invasive weed in tropical… Expand
Studies on Solanum mealy bug, Phenacoccus solani Ferris (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), its parasitoid and predator complex, reproductive potential and utilization as laboratory prey for rearing the…
Studies revealed that Solanum mealy bug, Phenacoccus solani, is an emerging pest problem. A total of five predatory coccinellids viz; B. lineatus, B. suturalis C. sexmaculata, N. regularis and S.… Expand
Effect of Developmental Stage and Density of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on the Predatory Performance of Four Coccinellid Predators
The predatory performance of four coccinellid predators, viz., Hyperaspis maindroni , Cryptolaemus montrouzieri , Nephus regularis and Scymnus coccivora , was studied on Phenacoccus solenopsis under… Expand
Mass-multiplication technique of coccinellid predator, lady bird beetle (Brumoides suturalis).
- R. D. Gautam
Safety of insecticides against Aenasius bambawalei hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)
Six insecticides viz; chlorpyriphos 20 EC (0.1%), endosulfan 35 EC (0.14%), monocrotophos 36 SL (0.08%), malathion 50 EC (0.25%), dichlorvos 76 EC (0.3%), and alphamethrin 10 EC (0.02%) were… Expand