Studies on the Growth Rate of Trichogrammatoidea eldanae Viggiani (Trichogrammatidae: Hymenoptera) Population


  • Pubjab Agricultural University, Department of Entomology, Ludhiana, 141 004, India


Trichogrammatoidea eldanae Viggiani is an important parasitoid of the sugarcane borer, Eldana saccharina Walker in South Africa (Conlong and Hastings, 1984). It has recently been introudced into India (Anon., 1987) and is being mass multiplied and tested against Chilo auricilius Dudgeon. in the Punjab. The growth rate and population of this parasitoid has not been studied so far. The present studies were, therefore, undertaken to study the growth rate of the parasitoid.

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