Seasonal Activity of Natural Enemies of Heliothis armigera Hubner in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu


Affiliations

  • Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Department of Entomology, Coimbatore, 641 003, India

Abstract

The Important natural enemies contributing to the reduction of Heliothis armigera on pigeonpea, field bean and chickpea were Campoletis chlorideae Uchida, Eriborus sp., Carcelia sp., Bracon hebetor Say, and Apanieles sp. The activity of the parasitoids was more during the months of November and January. The maximum per cent parasitism recorded by B. hebetor, C. chlorideae, Eriborus sp. and Carcelia sp. were 35.50, 10.74, 10.24 and 38.95 respectively.

Keywords

Heliothis armigera, Campoletis chlorideae, Eriborus sp, Carcelia sp, Bracon hebetor, Apanteles sp.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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