Studies on Natural Enemies of Insect Pests of Drumstick


Affiliations

  • University of Horticultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture Entomology, Bagalkot, Karnataka, 587 103, India

Abstract

Study conducted at the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka brought to light six species of insects, a spider and couple of birds as natural enemies in drumstick ecosystem during the year 2012-13. Out of the natural enemies recorded, six were predators and one was parasitoid on pests in drumstick. The lady bird beetle, Cheilomenes sexmaculata Fabricius, pentatomid bug, Eocanthecona furcellata (Wolf), green lace wing, Chrysoperla zastrowii sillemi (Esben-Peterson), gitonid, Cacoxenus sp., preying mantid, Anaxarcha limbata Goglio-Toss, an undetermined species of spider and a parasitoid, Agathis sp. were recorded.

Keywords

Natural Enemies, Drumstick Ecosystem.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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