COMPARATIVE AGE SPECIFIC LIFE PARAMETERS OF WHITEFLY (BEMISIA TABACI GENN.,) ON SOME PREFERRED HOST PLANTS.

Syed K. Ahmad, Parvez Q. Rizvi, Saiyed M.A. Badruddin

Abstract


Survival and mortality of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.) has been studied on cotton, black gram and green gram under laboratory condition to find out the host preference. Findings have revealed a significant variation among the host plants. Shortest immature life (14.98±0.82 days) and adult survival (26 days) of whitefly was recorded on cotton as compared green gram and black gram. Survival percentage of whitefly was also found to be higher on cotton.


Keywords


Culex, container breeders, marshy lands, rice field habitats, turbidity

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