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On the Biology of Pediobius imbreus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), A Hyperparasite of Opisina arenosella. the Black-Headed Caterpillar of Coconut

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S. M. GHOSH ,

COCOS, IN
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Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635, India.

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U. C. ABDURAHIMAN

IN
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Division of Entomology, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635, India.
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Abstract

Pediobius imbreus (Walker), a hyperparasite of Opisina arenosella, is distributed
throughout Kerala. The biology of this hyperparasite was studied in the laboratory.
The mating process took, on an average, 43 sec. The female started to lay eggs on the
same day of emergence and laid upto 30 eggs in her life time.
The eggs hatch after 36 to 40 h. of incubation. There were three larval stages. The
duration of the immature stages from egg to adult emergence was completed in 412 to
420 h, and was dependent on temperature.

doi: 10.4038/cocos.v6i1.2052

COCOS 1988 Vol.6 No.1 27-30

How to Cite: GHOSH, S.M. & ABDURAHIMAN, U.C., (2010). On the Biology of Pediobius imbreus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), A Hyperparasite of Opisina arenosella. the Black-Headed Caterpillar of Coconut. COCOS. 6, pp.27–30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cocos.v6i0.2052
Published on 06 Jul 2010.
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