FEEDING PROPENSITY OF COCCINELLID COCC/NELLA SEPTUMPUNCTATA (LINN.) ON BROWNWHEAT MITE PETROBIA LATENS(MULLER)

Article Id: ARCC4887 | Page : 311 ·312
Citation :- FEEDING PROPENSITY OF COCCINELLID COCC/NELLA SEPTUMPUNCTATA (LINN.) ON BROWNWHEAT MITE PETROBIA LATENS(MULLER).Agricultural Science Digest.2003.(23):311 ·312
V.K Nogia* and Ashok Sharma
Address : Department of Entomology, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Rajasthan Agricultural University, ·Jobner· 303329, India

Abstract

Laboratory experiment was conducted to study the effibency of biological agent. Results indicated that a single coccinellid beetle C. septumpunctata consumed on an average of 13.6 host mites (P. latens) during 3h. This predatory beetle can be successfully engaged in the biological control of Platens, a nefarious pest of wheat and barley in the semi arid region in Rajasthan.

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