Record of Dolichogenidea stantoni (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a Larval Parasitoid of Pumpkin Caterpillar, Diaphania indica(Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
A new gregarious braconid endoparasitoid, Dolichogenidea stantoni was recorded from larvae of Diaphania indica infesting cucurbits in and around Uangalore. Peak parasitism was observed in the months of June and October 2003. A mean parasitism of 37.26Â±4.01 per cent was observed. Each parasitized larva produced a mean of 16.32Â±1.86 cocoons. The per cent emergence of adult was 82.23. The sexÂ· ratio under field condition was more of female biased (1: 4.20).
Cucurbits, Development, Diaphania indica, Dalichogenidea slantolli, Sex-Ratio.
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