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Predatory Efficiency of Mallada astur (Banks), a Chrysopid Predator of Coconut Leafeating Caterpillar, Opisina arenosell a Walker

@article{Sujatha2003PredatoryEO,
  title={Predatory Efficiency of Mallada astur (Banks), a Chrysopid Predator of Coconut Leafeating Caterpillar, Opisina arenosell a Walker},
  author={A. Sujatha and S. Singh},
  journal={Journal of Biological Control},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={23-27}
}
  • A. Sujatha, S. Singh
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of Biological Control
  • The chrysopid, Mallada astur (Banks), recorded for the first time as promising egg and early larval predator of O. arenosella in interior Karnataka was evaluated for its predatory efficiency. This predator is predominant on coconut and palmyrah palms of 30m height. Its short life cycle (24.5 days) on a combined diet of eggs and larvae of O. arenosella , high fecundity per female (mean=102.3 eggs), and its ability to thrive in the larval galleries of O. arenosella , strongly support its… CONTINUE READING
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