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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 97-101
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.010


Studies on Biology of Predatory Bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) on Tuta absoluta (Meyrick)
E. T. Lakshmi Sireesha*, T. Ramesh Babu and S. R. Koteswara Rao
Department of Entomology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati -517 502, A.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Miridae) is an effective predator of pests of tomato crops and a promising biocontrol agent of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). The aim of this study was to know the biology of the predator, N. tenuis on T. absoluta. This study was revealed that egg period as 6.97 days and number of nymphal instars was five. The duration of I, II, III, IV and V instar nymphs was 2.71, 3.09, 2.83, 3.06 and 2.76 days, respectively and total nymphal period was 14.48 days. The longevity of adult was 7.43 days. The total life period was observed 28.89 days when fed on T. absoluta.


Keywords: N. tenuis, Total life period, biology, T. absoluta
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Lakshmi Sireesha, E. T., T. Ramesh Babu and Koteswara Rao K. 2020. Studies on Biology of Predatory Bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) on Tuta absoluta (Meyrick).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 97-101. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.010