Life table attributes of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) reared on Corcyra cephalonica (Lepidoptera: Pyrilidae) eggs under laboratory condition

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Life table attributes of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) reared on Corcyra cephalonica (Lepidoptera: Pyrilidae) eggs under laboratory condition

Javed Khan, Ehsan Ul Haq, Tariq Mahmood, Awais Rasool, Nadeem Aslam, Hussain Shah, Ammara Blouch, Muhammad Masood Mahmood, Irfan Ahmad
Int. J. Biosci.10( 1), 52-59, January 2017.
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Study was conducted to investigate the survivorship of immature stages for constructing life table and female fecundity rate of Chrysoperla carnea fed on Corcyra cephalonica eggs under laboratory condition of 25±2 °C with 65±5% relative humidity. Results showed that the highest mortality was observed in pupal stage (8.22%) followed by 2nd instar (8.14%) and egg stage (8%). Survival fraction (Sx) was found to be maximum (0.97) at 3rd instar stage followed by pre-pupal stage (0.95). The k-value was found maximum (0.04) at egg stage and minimum (0.01) at 3rd instar stage. The K- value for the all stages was (0.17). The gross reproductive rate (GRR) was 176.5 and net reproductive rate (Ro) was (44.39) females per female per generation. Mean generation time (T) was 19.96 days, while the intrinsic rate of natural increase (rm) was (0.19) female per female per day. The finite rate of increase (λ) was (1.21) females per female per day. The population double time (DT) was (3.63) days.


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