Life-fertility tables of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared on Heliocheilus albipunctella de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) uri icon


  • Life-fertility tables were described for Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) developing on the millet head caterpillar (MHC), Heliocheilus albipunctella de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Mated B. hebetor females lived an average of 24.7 days, oviposited ca. 22 days, and produced, 173.7 adult progeny with a 1:1 sex ratio. The estimated innate capacity of increase (r) and net reproductive rate (R0) were 0.26 and 86.5, respectively. The mean generation time was 1 days

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  • 1993