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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Tri-tropic interactions of lac, Kerria lacca (Kerr.), its host and associated natural enemies in arid western plains of India

Author(s):
Hemant Swami, Lekha, Gaurang Chhangani, Kavita Kumawat and Vikram
Abstract:
The location specific studies was carried out in arid western plain agro ecological region covering the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadar and Nagar Haveli during lac crop season of 2019 and 2020. The studies on lac insect associated fauna revealed that 11 species of predators, primary parasitoids and hyperparasitoids under 8 families of 3 orders; of these, 8 species belonged to Hymenopetra, 2 to Lepidoptera and 1 to Neuroptera were recoeded to infest the natural populations of lac insect. The predators recorded were Eublemma amabilis, Pseudohypatopa pulverea and Chrysopa zastrowi; primary parasitoids were Tachardiaephagus tachardiae, Aprostocetus purpureus, Tyndarichus clavicornis, Erencyrtus dewitzii and Hyperparasitoids were Apanteles fakhrulhajiae, Eupelmus tachardiae, Bracon greeni and Brachymeria tachardiae.
Pages: 1301-1305  |  346 Views  103 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hemant Swami, Lekha, Gaurang Chhangani, Kavita Kumawat and Vikram. Tri-tropic interactions of lac, Kerria lacca (Kerr.), its host and associated natural enemies in arid western plains of India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 1301-1305.

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