Zulnorain Sajid1*, Muhammad Ammar Latif2,Muhammad Abdul Basit3, Muhammad Usman4, Wasim Javaid5, Bilal Jafar4, Hafiza Sehrish Bashir6 and Rashid Ameen6
1Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Islamic University of Bahawalpur
3Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
4Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
5College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
6Institute of Plant Protection, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Zulnorain Sajid, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Received: September 09, 2020; Published: September 23, 2020
Maize is third most important crop of Pakistan that attacked by many insect pests, among all these Chilo partellusis a notorious pest of crop. Chilo partellus is caused huge economic losses of crops in Pakistan. An experimental study was conducted in insect Bio Control Lab at the Department of Entomology, PMAS UAAR during 2018 to check the effect of Cotesia flavipes on Chilo partellus under control conditions. Adult duration of Cotesia sp. was 41.46 hours. Rate of parasitism was 76 percent in 4th instar larvae of C. partellus. Mean number of pupae per larvae were 41-46 pupae per larvae. The mean pupal duration of Cotesia sp. was 8 days. Rate of parasitism was 73 percent in 3rd instar larvae of C. partellus. From each parasitized larvae the mean adult emergence was 28 adults per larvae. The mean pupal duration of Cotesia sp. was 9 days.
Keywords: Maize; Cereal Crop; Cotesia flavipes; Chilo partellus; Pakistan
Citation: Zulnorain Sajid., et al. “Effect of Larval Parasitoid, Cotesia flavipes on Chilo partellus Under Laboratory Conditions". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.10 (2020): 16-19.
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