Biometrics of Bracon hebetor on larvae of Helicoverpa armigera reared on different hosts
Shah Nivedita, Ganguli Jayalaxmi, Bhowmick AK and Chunni Kumari
Bracon hebetor (Say) is a cosmopolitan idiobiont braconid that parasitizes several lepidopteran larvae including Helicoverpa armigera. Parasitoids have always shown their preference towards a particular host species and in this aspect, the diet of the host also plays an important role. Likewise, the development and growth-related parameters of parasitoids developing on hosts fed on different diets also vary. The present studies were taken up during 2019, at the Biological control laboratory, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. to study the morphometric variations of different immature and adult stages of B. hebetor reared on the larva of Helicoverpa armigera fed on various host plants.
How to cite this article:
Shah Nivedita, Ganguli Jayalaxmi, Bhowmick AK, Chunni Kumari. Biometrics of Bracon hebetor on larvae of Helicoverpa armigera reared on different hosts. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(6):230-233.