Biology of fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) on artificial diets

Jaba, J and Sathish, K and Mishra, S P (2020) Biology of fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) on artificial diets. Indian Journal of Entomology, 82 (3). p. 543. ISSN 0367-8288

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Fall army worm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is one of the important invasive pests causing economic losses to maize, sorghum and other millets. This study aims to develop suitable cost-effective crop based artificial diet for its rearing and evaluates the biology under laboratory conditions. Study revealed that the least life cycle period (egg to adult) was obtained with sorghum+ chickpea based diet (D1: 31-39 days) as compared to sorghum based diet(D2: 37-44 days) and maize+ chickpea based diet (D3: 40-48 days). Fully developed larvae measured longer, broader and heavier when reared on D1, also the fecundity was maximum. A cheap artificial diet to rear S. frugiperda is thus developed in this study.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spodoptera frugiperda, Artificial diet, Sorghum, Chickpea, Maize, Fecundity, Biology, Morphometrics, Length, Width, Weight, Lifecycle
Subjects: Others > Fall Armyworm
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Maize
Others > Plant Disease
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2020 02:15
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2020 02:15
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Acknowledgement: The authors thank the Research Technician Mr Rajendra Kumar for help in the laboratory rearing. The research was partially supported by the CGIAR CRP-Grain Legumes Dry land Cereals and it is duly acknowledged.
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