Okra Shoot and Fruit Borer, Earias vittella (F.), A New Host Record for the Egg Parasitoid, Trichogramma Chilotraeae Nagaraja and Nagarkatti from India


  • Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221 305, India
  • Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, West Bengal, 700 120, India


An in situ survey on native natural enemies of okra shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella was conducted during September-October 2008, at IIVR research farm, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The survey revealed that Trichogramma chilotraeae Nagaraja and Nagarkatti is a potential egg parasitoid which was occurring naturally in the okra ecosystem in spite of the pubescence of the okra plant. This is the first record of natural parasitism of T. chilotraeae on E. vittella.


Earias vittella, Trichogramma chilotraeae, Okra, Record.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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