Influence of age of predator Coccinella septumpunctata L. and population densities of the host Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) (Homoptera: Aphididae) on the rate of predation

Radke, S.G. and Barwad, W.L. and Mundiwale, S.K. (1977) Influence of age of predator Coccinella septumpunctata L. and population densities of the host Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) (Homoptera: Aphididae) on the rate of predation. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 47 (6). pp. 305-308.

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Abstract

The effect of larval and adult age of Coccinella septempunctata L. and population density of the prey Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) on the rate of predation was determined in laboratory studies in India. Predator larvae from 1 to 9 days old consumed 5.89, 11.22, 15.74, 18.22, 19.44, 40.25, 40.66, 40.16 and 32.50 aphids/day, respectively, and adults from 1 to 9 days old consumed 6.67, 13.44, 15.67, 16.89, 17.22, 41.50, 42.08, 43.40 and 30.25 aphids/day. Average predation rate by both larvae and adults also increased with prey density

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola 444 001, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 09:27
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/3885

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