Kahkashan Wali, C. B. Varma, D. B. Sisodiya, Swati S. Gamit
Investigations on biology of shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee in brinjal” were carried out under laboratory condition at the Department of Entomology, B. A College of Agriculture, AAU, Anand during kharif, 2021. Biological studies of L. orbonalis under laboratory conditions on brinjal (variety GAB 6) revealed that eggs were flat, oval, and creamish white which later changed to pale orange with noticeable black dots before its hatching. It was recorded that the fecundity and hatching per cent of the egg was 197.3 eggs and 66 per cent, respectively. The average pre-oviposition, oviposition, post-oviposition, incubation, larval, pre-pupal, and pupal period was 1, 3.3, 1.7, 3.8, 13.87, 1.35 & 8.45 days, respectively. The sex ratio i.e., (male: female) was recorded as 1: 1.5, and the average male and female longevity was recorded as 2.9 & 3.8 days, respectively. The total longevity of L. orbonalis in male and female adults was 30.25 and 31.15 days, respectively. These findings provide sufficient knowledge about the biology of an insect which is necessary for adopting suitable control measures.
Shoot and Fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis, brinjal, biology, kharif, fecundity, sex ratio
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Kahkashan Wali, C. B. Varma, D. B. Sisodiya, Swati S. Gamit. (2022) Biology of Shoot and Fruit Borer, Leucinodes Orbonalis (Guenee) in Brinjal. International Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 4, 11-18