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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:4, April, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1970-1976

Feeding Efficiency of Six Beetle Species against Mustard Aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kalt.) in Uttarakhand
Sundar Pal* and Jitendra Bhatt
Department of Plant protection, DBS College of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, Selaqui, Deharadun, Uttrakhand-248001, India
*Corresponding author

Feeding efficiency of the six species of beetle reared on mustard aphids, Lipaphis erysimi investigated under Departmental Laboratory of Plant Protection, DBS College of Agriculture and Allied Science, Selaqui, Deharadun, Uttrakhand. Coccinella septempuctata was most predominant predatory species on mustard aphid and consumed maximum numbers of aphids throughout the life with different larval stages as well as adult stage where as Illeis cincta consumed minimum aphids throughout the life and was correlated with the life span of the larval stadium. The aphid consumption increased with the change in the larval life cycle traits and was highest at 4th instar larvae and least at 1st instar larvae for all the studies species. On the basis of study it may be concluded that C. septempuctata can be used as the best and effective predator for controlling the mustard aphid, L. erysimi in the Dehradun region of the country.

Keywords: Feeding efficiency, Beetle, Mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi

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Sundar Pal and Jitendra Bhatt. 2018. Feeding Efficiency of Six Beetle Species against Mustard Aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kalt.) in Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1970-1976. doi:
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