Feeding preference of Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fab.) on different species of aphid
MD Aniyaliya, RK Thumar, DB Sisodiya and NP Trivedi
An experiment on feeding preference of Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius) on five different species of aphid viz., mustard aphid, Lipaphis pseudobrassicae, cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii, maize aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis, cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora and gaillardia aphid, Uroleucon compositae was conducted under laboratory condition at Department of Agricultural Entomology, B. A. College of Agriculture, AAU, Anand during 2020-21. The most preferred aphid species by C. sexmaculata grub was A. craccivora (10.66 aphids). Among the five species of aphids, the least preferred species were U. compositae (6.26 aphid) and L. pseudobrassicae (7.17 aphids). The feeding preference of C. sexmaculata adult towards different species of aphids, it placed in descending order of feeding preference, A. craccivora (13.41 aphids) > R. maidis (12.53 aphids) > A. gossypii (11.40 aphids) > L. pseudobrassicae (7.97 aphids) > U. compositae (7.06 aphid). The maximum feeding preference was opined to aphid species, A. craccivora while, the minimum preferred species was U. compositae by both the grub and adult stages of C. sexmaculata.
How to cite this article:
MD Aniyaliya, RK Thumar, DB Sisodiya and NP Trivedi. Feeding preference of Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fab.) on different species of aphid. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(9S): 89-91.