Functional response of Harmonia dimidiata (fab.) to melon aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover under laboratory conditions

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Functional response of Harmonia dimidiata (Fab.) to melon aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover was studied in the laboratory at 25 ± 0.5 °C, 70 ± 5% RH and 12L:12D photoperiod. All the predator stages exhibited Type II functional response to the aphid. Based on Rogers’s random predator equation the predator’s attack rate was lowest (0.128) in the first-instar and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12600-017-0599-5

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@article{Sharma2017FunctionalRO, title={Functional response of Harmonia dimidiata (fab.) to melon aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover under laboratory conditions}, author={Pooja Sharma and Sheetal Verma and Ravinder Singh Chandel and Mitul Abhaykumar Shah and Omkar Gavkare}, journal={Phytoparasitica}, year={2017}, volume={45}, pages={373-379} }