Diversity of noctuid parasitoids in vegetable ecosystems of Karnataka
Muddasar and Venkateshalu
The parasitiods emerged out of biological stages of noctuid caterpillars such as larvae and pupae were collected and documented with the host. A total of 14 species of parasitoids belonging to 12 genera were documented under two orders viz., Diptera and Hymenoptera with eight families. Among these the family Braconidae is predominate under Hymenoptera whereas, Diptera is represented by a single family. The genus Glyptapanteles is more dominant with three species compare to other genera. One species was recorded as new to the science i.e.Parapanteles sp. (Braconidae) which was collected from S. litura.