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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Feeding potential of <em>Coccinellidae</em> predator, <em>Menochilus sexmaculatus</em> (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on mustard aphid, <em>Lipaphis erysimi</em>

Author(s):

Sonalika Kolhekar, Mamta Paikra, Krishna Gupta and Jayalaxmi Ganguli

Abstract:
The laboratory studies conducted on the feeding potential of the <em>Coccinellidae</em> predator, <em>Menochilus sexmaculatus</em> (Fabr.) on mustard aphid, <em>Lipaphis erysimi</em> revealed that the neonate grub just after hatching start feeding on chorion of the eggs, and then feeds on the aphids. The feeding potential increased consequently from 1<sup>st</sup>, 2<sup>nd</sup>, 3<sup>rd</sup>, and 4<sup>th</sup> instar by consuming an average number of 38.64±0.13, 55.57±0.78, 65.42±0.78 and 75.86±0.55 aphids/day respectively. Maximum number of aphids was consumed by adult of 92.20±1.02 aphids/day.

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How to cite this article:
Sonalika Kolhekar, Mamta Paikra, Krishna Gupta and Jayalaxmi Ganguli. Feeding potential of <em>Coccinellidae</em> predator, <em>Menochilus sexmaculatus</em> (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on mustard aphid, <em>Lipaphis erysimi</em>. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):35-36.

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