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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Olfactory response of Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to the volatiles of healthy and herbivore damaged maize plants and their profiling

Author(s):
C Gargi, JS Kennedy and TD Jayabal
Abstract:
Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a devastating invasive pest that continues to impede Indian agricultural progress. Olfactory response studies indicated that gravid female moths prefer healthy maize plants over S. frugiperda larva damaged maize plants. Among all the treatments, the highest preference of S. frugiperda female moths was observed with 86.67 per cent towards the 45-day old healthy maize plant odour. Male moths did not show any specific preference to the different stages of maize viz., 15, 30 and 45 days old healthy and damaged plants. Volatile profiling of plants showed significant change in plant volatiles when damaged by S. frugiperda larva.
Pages: 1061-1067  |  432 Views  191 Downloads
How to cite this article:
C Gargi, JS Kennedy and TD Jayabal. Olfactory response of Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to the volatiles of healthy and herbivore damaged maize plants and their profiling. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 1061-1067.

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