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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Effects of honey and glucose solutions feeding and larval competition on the development of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) [Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae]

Adebayo RA and Oke TF

Experiments were conducted in the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, the Federal University of Technology Akure, to evaluate the effects of honey and glucose solutions feeding and larval competition on Callosobruchus maculatus (F.). Cotton wool soaked with honey and glucose solutions were presented in plastic containers with cowpea seeds to C. maculatus at 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% concentrations while distilled water and non- fed were included as the controls. The results showed that feeding influenced the oviposition, adult emergence, longevity and developmental period of Callosobruchus maculatus. There were significant differences (p<0.05) among glucose and honey at 5% and 10%. Results of larval competition showed that significant highest number of F1 adults emerged from seeds infested with insects fed with honey at 15% and contained 10-12 eggs. C. maculatus whether fed or not will reproduce, multiply and survive. However, feeding indicated enhanced performance in parameters that were observed.
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How to cite this article:
Adebayo RA, Oke TF. Effects of honey and glucose solutions feeding and larval competition on the development of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) [Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae]. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):1270-1273.
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