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Influence of Humidity and Tribolium Beetle Food Souce on the Life History Characteristics of Predator, Xylocoris Flavipes (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae);

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SR Saha,

Institute of Biological Sciences, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi 6205, BD
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W Islam ,

Institute of Biological Sciences, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi 6205, BD
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S Parween

Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi 6205,, BD
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Abstract

Life history characteristics of the predator, Xylocoris flavipes reared under four regimes of RH (30, 50, 70 and 90%) on two hosts, Tribolium castaneum and T. confusum fed on three artificial diets, were studied. There were significant effects (P<0.001) of relative humidity on the oviposition period, fecundity, hatchability, developmental time, percentage mortality of immature stages and progeny/female of the predator on both the hosts. Most of the cases the optimum level of relative humidity was recorded at 70%.

Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension 15(1): 2012: page 8-13

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/tare.v15i1.5237
How to Cite: Saha, S., Islam, W. & Parween, S., (2013). Influence of Humidity and Tribolium Beetle Food Souce on the Life History Characteristics of Predator, Xylocoris Flavipes (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae);. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 15(1), pp.8–13. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v15i1.5237
Published on 17 Feb 2013.
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