Arthropod Natural Enemies of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in India

Romeis, J and Shanower, T G (1996) Arthropod Natural Enemies of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in India. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 6 (4). pp. 481-508. ISSN 0958-3157

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Helicoverpa armigera Hubner Lepidoptera: Noctuidae is one of the most serious insect pests in the Old World. In India, it causes substantial losses to legume, fibre, cereal oilseed and vegetable crops. This paper reviews the literature on the biology, ecology, efficacy, rearing and augmentation of endemic parasitoids and predators, as well as exotic parasitoids introduced and released in India. It also provides updated lists of H. armigera natural enemies native to India. In addition, reports of augmentative releases of Trichogramma spp., the most extensively studied natural enemy of H. armigera are summarized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicoverpa Armigera, Natural Enemies, Biological Control, India
Subjects: Others > Fertilizer Applications
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 13:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2011 14:01
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Acknowledgement: The authors thank the taxonomists at the Natural History Museum (London) who checked the species names in this review: P. D. Hillyard (spiders), N. P. Wyatt (Diptera), G. R. Stonedahl (Heteroptera) and A. Polaszek (International Institute of Entomology, London) who checked all remaining names with the aid of the CAB1 Arthropod Name Index (ANI). The authors would also like to thank H. Nagaraja for providing helpful comments and H. Van den Berg, J. A. Wightman. N. J. Armes, M. A. Hoy. A. B. S. King and an anonymous reviewer for suggestions on earlier drafts of' the manuscript. This paper was approved as journal article no. JA 1847 by ICRISAT.
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