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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 221-227

Biological Control Perspective of Synema decoratum (Araenae: Thomisidae) against Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Jagrati Upadhyay1*, S. B. Das1 and S. Chakrabarti2
1Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, J.N.Agricultural University,Jabalpur 482004 (M.P.), India
2Forest Ecology & Rehabilitation Division, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur 482021, (M.P.), India
*Corresponding author

The research was conducted in the Biocontrol Research and Production Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur (M.P.) to work out the predatory potential of spider Synema decoratum (Araenae: Thomisidae) against Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The experiment was carried in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with ten replications. The studies revealed that the predatory potential of spiders differed from 30 to 100% i.e. the feeding rate of the spider at different prey density ranged from 1 to 3.05 tobacco caterpillars/day. Further, the logistic analysis showed that S. decoratum fall under III type of the functional response, according to its species and guild functions.

Keywords: Synema decoratum, Spodoptera litura, predatory potential prey

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Jagrati Upadhyay, S. B. Das and Chakrabarti. S. 2020. Biological Control Perspective of Synema decoratum (Araenae: Thomisidae) against Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 221-227. doi:
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