Original Research Article I Volume 4 I Issue 2 I 2016

Biocontrol potential of Cotesia ruficrus Hal. (Hymenoptera : Braconidae) against different Lepidopterous pests

S.S. Patil; Chandani Kamble; T.V. Sathe

Biolife; 2016, 4(2), pp 343-346



Cotesia ruficrus Hal. (Hymenoptera : Braconidae) is internal, larval, gregarious and polyphagus parasitoid. Wide host range is desirable attribute of an ideal parasitoid. Heliocoverpa armigera (Hubner), Mythimna separata Walker, Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel), Spodoptera litura Fab., S. exigua (Hubner) and Exelastis atomosa Walsingham have been tried for host preference and biocontrol potential of C. ruficrus. The order of preference was P. separata > H. armigera > A. ipsilon > S. litura > S. exigua. The most suitable host for maximum progeny production (55.00) was M. separata.


Cotesia ruficrus, biocontrol potential, pest insects.


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Article Dates:

Received: 5 April 2016; Accepted: 24 May 2016; Published: 6 June 2016

How To Cite:

S.S. Patil, Chandani Kamble, & T.V. Sathe. (2022). Biocontrol potential of Cotesia ruficrus Hal. (Hymenoptera : Braconidae) against different Lepidopterous pests. Biolife, 4(2), 343–346. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7318041

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