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

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6
Studies on life cycle of oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infesting cherry in Kashmir valley

Ajaz Ahmad Kundoo, Shaheen Gul, Zakir H. Khan

The life cycle studies of oriental fruit moth under laboratory conditions showed that incubation period lasted for 7-9 days, larval period lasted for 22-26 days, pre-pupal period lasted for 2-3 days, pupal period lasted for 15-18 days, adult period lasted for 9-11 days and total duration of life cycle was 55-66 days. While, under natural conditions the duration of life cycle is reduced up to 42-52 days. Morphometric data revealed that the average body length and width of head capsule of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th instar larvae were 1.7 and 0.26, 4.2 and 0.40 mm; 6.3 and 0.60 mm; 8.5 and 0.94 mm; 13.0 and 1.41 mm, respectively.
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How to cite this article:
Ajaz Ahmad Kundoo, Shaheen Gul, Zakir H. Khan. Studies on life cycle of oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infesting cherry in Kashmir valley. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(6):298-300.
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