Present status of uzi fly, Exorista bombycis (Louis) (Diptera: Tachinidae) incidence on muga silkworm, Antheraea Assamensis Helfer (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Upper Assam

Abstract : Field survey was conducted in muga culture (rearings) from different locations of Upper Assam during peak period of infestation i.e. Jarua (Dec.09-Jan.2010) and Chotua (Feb.-Mar. 2010) to record the present status of uzi fly incidence in muga culture during fifth instar larval stage and at harvesting of cocoons. The results show that, maximum incidence of uzi fly on 5th instar larvae was more during Chotua crop (43.0%) followed by Jarua crop (19.0%). Similarly, the uzi fly incidence at harvesting (cocoon stage) was more during Chotua crop (35.0%) followed by Jarua (27.50%)
Keyword : Antheraea assamensis, Exorista bombycis, seasonal incidence, Assam
Author(s) : , S. G. Eswarareddy, R. K. Rajan
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