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A study on the biocontrol potential of Euagoras plagiatus Burmeister (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) on caterpillars of Pterophorus lienigianus Z., a pest of Solanum melongena Linn. in
The study on the functional response of E. plagiatus in relation to caterpillars of P. lienigianus which infest S. melongena suggested that the predator was capable of suppressing the increasing pest
Influence of prey on the development, reproduction and size of the assassin bug, Sphedanolestes minusculus Bergroth (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a potential biological control agent
TLDR
Taking development, fecundity, hatchability and size of the biocontrol agent into consideration, the O. obesus was found to be the most suitable prey among all the three preys.
Influence of prey on the development and reproduction of Endochus inornatus Stal
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Spodoptera litura was found to be the most suitable prey among all the three prey types for the mass rearing of this biocontrol agent.