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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Goniozus nephantidis: A hymenopteran weapon for management of coconut black headed caterpillar

Author(s):
MD Aniyaliya, JP Patel, PB Patel and NP Trivedi
Abstract:
Among the important bio agents, the most promising bio agents against O. arenosella are larval parasitoids Bracon hebetor, Goniozus nephantidis, pupal parasitoid Brachymeri anosatoi and anthocorid predator Cardiastethu sexiguus. Goniozus nephantidisor. G. nephantidis is a natural enemy that has been used to effectively control opisina arenosella walker in India and Sri Lanka. For mass rearing of G. nephantidis back-headed caterpillar (Opisina arenosella Walker) and rice moth (Corcyra cephalonica Stainton) could be used as hosts. Activity period of larval parasitoid, Goniozus sp. was observed from 3rd week of August to 4th week of October. There was significant reduction in the population of O. arenosella after third to sixth releases in treated palms, when compared to control palms. The larval parasitoids treatment (G. nephantidis) had more impact to reduce black headed caterpillar population as compared to predators Cardiostethus exiguus and control.
Pages: 461-463  |  773 Views  367 Downloads
How to cite this article:
MD Aniyaliya, JP Patel, PB Patel and NP Trivedi. Goniozus nephantidis: A hymenopteran weapon for management of coconut black headed caterpillar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 461-463.

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