Biology of Eucelatoria bryani Sabrosky (Diptera: Tachinidae), A Larval Parasitoid of Heliothis armigera (Hubner)


Affiliations

  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Entomology, Dharwad, 580 005, India

Abstract

Detailed biology of the parasitoid Eucelatoria bryani Sabrosky was studied under laboratory condition. The incubation period and duration of first, second and third instars were 138 ± 2.02, 29.93 ± 2.01, 33.67 ± 1.95 and 36.87 ± 2.47 respectively. The pre-pupal and pupal periods were 5.40 ± 1.18 and 6.93 ± 0.96 days, respectively. Total life cycle occupied 23.89 ± 1.04 days. Food influenced the fecundity and longevity of the parasitoid.

Keywords

Eucelatoria bryani, Biology, Heliothis armigera.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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