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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3811-3815
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.447


Studies on Biology of Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella L.)
Venkatesh Hosamani1*, B.C. Hanumantha Swamy2, K.N. Kattimani1 and C.M. Kalibavi
1College of Horticulture, Munirabad- Koppal 583233, Karnataka, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, UAHS, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
3Extension Leader and Agronomist, AEEC, Huvinahadagali, UAS, Raichur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Investigations on the biology of Galleria mellonella revealed that the incubation period was 8.80± 0.48 days. The seven successive larval instars occupied 4.50±0.49, 5.30±0.50, 6.60±0.68, 7.30±0.50, 8.30±0.45, 8.50±0.67 and 9.30±0.40 days. The total larval duration was 50.3±3.40 days. The duration of prepupa and pupa were 2.20 ± 0.53 and 8.65 ±0.73 days respectively. The adult males lived for 16.50 ±2.70 days, while female lived shorter only 6.88 ±0.73 days. Pre oviposition, Oviposition, Post-oviposition periods for females were 1.10±0.30, 4.70±0.66 and 1.22±0.40 days, respectively. Females laid an average of 760.9±168.88 eggs / female with 161.80±45.87 eggs/female/day


Keywords: Biology, Greater wax moth.
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Venkatesh Hosamani, B.C. Hanumantha Swamy, K.N. Kattimani and Kalibavi, C.M. 2017. 2017. Studies on Biology of Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3811-3815. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.447