Acta Scientific Agriculture

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 3

Utilization of Trichogrammatid Egg Parasitoid in Pest Management

Navik OS* and Richa Varshney

ICAR- National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Navik OS, ICAR- National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Received: December 30, 2017; Published: February 19, 2018

Citation: Navik OS and Richa Varshney. “Utilization of Trichogrammatid Egg Parasitoid in Pest Management". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.3 (2018).


  Trichogrammatid egg parasitoid widely used in the biological control of lepidopteran pests. The great diversity of Trichogramma have been reported worldwide over 230 species parasitizing the different eggs of over 200 insect species belonging to 70 different families. Among, Trichogramma and Trichogrammatoidea are amenable for laboratory mass production on factitious hosts. Development of a tolerant strain for the different stresses, though genetic improvement considered very useful which improved their survival and performance to manage the insect-pests in field conditions. This development made easy to integrate trichogrammatids with other method of control and component in the integrated pest management practices. The present studies information pertaining to the information on most utilized species of trichogrammatids and their utilization have been discussed.

Keywords: Trichogrammatids; Egg Parasitoid; Pest Management

Copyright: © 2018 Navik OS and Richa Varshney. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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