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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 53 issue 5 (october 2019) : 536-541

Nutritional indices of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) on three different host plants

M. Singh, H. Pande, J.H. Naik, D. Goswami, B.R. Kaushal
1Department of Zoology, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263 002, Uttarakhand, India.
Cite article:- Singh M., Pande H., Naik J.H., Goswami D., Kaushal B.R. (2019). Nutritional indices of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) on three different host plants. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(5): 536-541. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5272.
Nutritional indices of Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) in response to feeding on three different host plants were evaluated under laboratory conditions. Food consumption, assimilation and tissue growth were maximum for the larvae fed on Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato) than those of Pisum sativum (pea) and Zea mays (maize). Mean values of approximate digestibility (AD), efficiency of conversion of digested food into body tissue (ECD) and efficiency of conversion of ingested food into body tissue (ECI) fall in the range of reported values for lepidopterans.
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