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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

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

Author(s): Sonalika Kolhekar, Mamta Paikra, Krishna Gupta and Jayalaxmi Ganguli
Abstract: The laboratory studies conducted on the feeding potential of the Coccinellidae predator, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabr.) on mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi 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 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 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.
Pages: 35-36  |  616 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sonalika Kolhekar, Mamta Paikra, Krishna Gupta and Jayalaxmi Ganguli. Feeding potential of Coccinellidae predator, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi. 2019; 8(2S): 35-36.
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry