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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 4 (december 2017) : 327-328

Paralysis and parasitisation potential of Bracon hebetor on various Lepidopteran hosts

Mohammad Muslim, M. Shafiq Ansari, Fazil Hasan
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- 202 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Muslim Mohammad, Ansari Shafiq M., Hasan Fazil (2017). Paralysis and parasitisation potential of Bracon hebetor on various Lepidopteran hosts. Agricultural Science Digest. 37(4): 327-328. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4605.
Bracon hebetor is a Lepidopteran parasitoid which is used in IPM program as biological control agents. Corcyra cephalonica is fictitious host for mass rearing of B. hebetor in laboratory, rest hosts reared on their respective hosts i.e. Corcyra cephalonica, Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia kuehniella were reared on wheat flour, Galleria mellonella on its artificial diet, Helicoverpa armigera on chickpea pods, Earias vitella on okra fruits, Spodoptera litura and Spodoptera littoralis on castor leaves.   The results of this study showed that the paralysis and parasitisation potential of B. hebetor were found higher on C. cephalonica followed by G. mellonella, E. kuehniella, P. interpunctella while it was shortest on S. litura and S. littoralis. 
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