Improvement in the Culturing Technique for Cyrtorhinus lividipennis Reuter (Hemiptera: Miridae)


  • Department of Entomology, Tamilnadu, 608 002, India


Experiments were carried out to improve the Culturing technique of the mirid bugĀ Cyrtorhinus lividipennis for the biological control of hoppers in rice. Corcyra cephalonica eggs pasted on the rice pseudostem and the rice seedlings served as food and oviposition substrate, respectively, for the mirid. The results indicated an increase in the culturing efficiency to a tune of about 10 to 25 per cent over Bentur and Kalode's method.


Corcyra cephalonica, Culturing Technique, Cyrtorhinus lividipennis, Mirid.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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