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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Feeding behaviour of Antilochus conquebertii (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) and its systematic positioning

Antilochus conquebertii, feeding behaviour, Pyrrhocoridae, COI, predator

During the recent past, due to unfavourable climatic conditions in combination with unscientific agricultural practices there has been an exponential increase in pest population. The rampant pest population and the need to produce more yield in limited acreage of land has pressurized the farmers into extensively using harmful chemical insecticides and pesticides. This will undoubtedly cause severe and lasting damage to the land and the crops produced therein and eventually to human health. In order to ensure sustainability in agriculture, we need to move to other alternative means of pest management such as the use of botanicals and predatory insects to control pests. One such predatory insect is Antilochus conquebertii. It is imperative to study the feeding behaviour of A. conquebertii in order to implement them as efficient biological control agents in integrated pest management programmes.
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Antilochus conquebertii, feeding behaviour, Pyrrhocoridae, COI, predator . Feeding behaviour of Antilochus conquebertii (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) and its systematic positioning. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(1):199-203.
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