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

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 4
Rearing of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Facticious & artificial diet and its impact on the reproductive potential of the adult female

Muhammad Qasim Kakar, Iqbal Hussain, Arif Shah, Farman Ullah, Syed Abdul Sadiq, Abdul Razaq Nasar and Abdul Rasheed Khiliji

Studies were conducted to find out the effects of different diets (Factitious + Artificial B) on the survival of C. carnea and to determine the impact of these diets on the reproductive potential and longevity of the adult female. The 1st instar larvae of C. carnea. were released into the factitious/artificial diets place in Petri dishes kept at room temperature ranging from 25-30 Ċ. Five different foods viz eggs of sitrotoga cerealella, artificial diet A, B and chicken liver were provided to the larvae of C. carnea. Maximum larval duration (24.9 days) in artificial diet A, followed by artificial diet B (23.9 days) and chicken liver (23.2 days) was recorded whereas minimum larval duration was recorded in the mix diet of factitious + artificial diet B but statistically all the diets were at par. The percent hatchability was high (86.5%) in mix diet of factitious + artificial B while minimum hatchability 75% and 75.5% was observed in artificial diet A and chicken liver respectively with similar statistical values. Highest pupal duration (15.4 days) and 14.6 days) was recorded in artificial diet A and B with similar statistical value whereas lowest pupal duration period (10.9 days) was recorded in mix diet of (factitious + artificial B). The reproductive period of adult female (6.3 days) was high in (factitious + artificial B) followed by factitious diet (4.8 days). The minimum reproductive period (2.4), (2.7) and (3.3 days) was observed in artificial diet A, B and chicken liver respectively with similar statistical values. Highest longevity period (12.5days) and 12.1 days) and (10.1days) were observed in mix diet, factitious and chicken liver whereas minimum longevity period was (4.2 days) and (5.4days) observed in artificial diet A and B respectively with similar statistical values.
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How to cite this article:
Muhammad Qasim Kakar, Iqbal Hussain, Arif Shah, Farman Ullah, Syed Abdul Sadiq, Abdul Razaq Nasar, Abdul Rasheed Khiliji. Rearing of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Facticious & artificial diet and its impact on the reproductive potential of the adult female. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(4):1060-1067.
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