Paratrechina longicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a Predator of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Eggs


Affiliations

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Crop Protection Division, Patancheru, 502 324, India

Abstract

Several ant species are reported to be important predators of insect pests (Way and Khoo, 1992; Veeresh et al.. 1995). In East Africa, ants were found to be important natural enemies of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Van den Berg and Cock, 1993a, b), one of the most serious pests in the Old World (Reed and Pawar, 1982).

Keywords

Paratrechina longicornis, Helicoverpa armigera, Pigconpea, Egg Predator.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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