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Effects of caffeine and theophylline on the fecundity of four lepidopteran species.
Effects of secondary plant metabolites (caffeine and theophylline on reproduction of lepidopteran species were studied using Bombyx mori, Spodoptera litura, Danaus chrysippus and Catopsilia crocaleExpand
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Changes in developmental rates and biomass energy in Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera Bruchidae) reared on different foods and temperatures
Abstract The developmental rates and corresponding changes in the biomass of life stages of Callosabruchus maculatus were studied as functions of food type and temperature. The growth rate of C.Expand
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Effect of temperature and host seed species on the fecundity ofCallosobruchus maculatus (F.)
Callosobruchus maculatus was reared onVigna unguiculata, Phaseolus radiatus andDolichos lab lab from hatching to death at 20, 25, 30 and 35°C. Food consumption, growth and egg production wereExpand
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Patterns of emergence, import of egg energy and energy export via emerging dragonfly populations in a tropical pond
The most abundant dragonflies Brachythemis contaminata, Orthetrum sabina, Diplacodes trivialis, Pantala flavescens and Trithemis festiva in the tropical pond Idumban emerged from November to AprilExpand
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Satiation time and predatory behaviour of the dragonfly nymph Mesogomphus lineatus
SummaryThe dragonfly nymph Mesogomphus lineatus satiated predating 21 larvae of Culex fatigans in 50 minutes; number of attack and predatory efficiency decreased precipitously from 2 attacks/min andExpand
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Toxicity of Bacillus sphaericus strains to selected target & non-target aquatic organisms.
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Population dynamics of a tropical lepidopteranCatopsilia crocale (Pieridae)
Extensive field observations were undertaken to study the population dynamics of the larvae ofCatopsilia crocale in the Madurai Kamaraj University campus during the years 1980–81 and 1981–82. ThoughExpand
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Regulation of digestive enzyme activity in the larvae of Catopsilia crocale (Lepidoptera)
Abstract Amylase and invertase activity in the midgut tissue of the lepidopterous larvae Catopsilia crocale was studied in relation to the developmental stage and food availability. The enzymeExpand
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Food selection and utilization in a danid butterfly
SummaryLarvae of the danid butterfly Danaus chrysippus, fed on the milkweeds Calotropis gigantea and Asclepias curassavica grew successfully during the 9-day feeding period and pupated. In theExpand
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