Predation potential of some coccinellids upon maize aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis Fitch uri icon


  • In Himachal Pradesh, Rhopalosiphum maidls Fitch, is a pest of maize which infests central whorl of leaves, tassel and the cob leaves. Among the successful biotic agents, Coccinellids occupy an important position and to a large extent these are responsible for limiting aphid populations under natural conditions. The present work was undertaken fo study the predation potential of different coccinellid species of mid hill regions of Himachal Pradesh

publication date

  • 1981