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Lepidopteran pests of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) and their parasitoids in Peninsular Malaysia  [1992]

Tan, C.L. (Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Inst. Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia))

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Abstract
All lepidopteran larvae feeding on various parts of star fruit plants in Peninsular Malaysia were collected, reared, and studied. Forty-seven species from 17 families were recorded; with 16 species as flower feeders, 11 species attacking fruit, 23 species as leaf feeders, as well as one stem borer and one bark borer. Among 47 lepidopteran pests, only two serious pests of star fruit, namely, Crytophlebia sp. (a fruit borer), and Diacrotricha fasciola Zeller (a flower bud borer cum flower feeder). Through rearing, 36 species of parasitoids were recovered from the larvae and pupae: 29 species of hymenopteran and seven species of dipteran. All dipterans belong to the family Tachinidae. There were seven families of hymenopteran. In a star fruit farm where insecticides were not used, parasitism on the larvae of pterophorid flower moths, lymantriid and the limacodid leaf feeders, was respectively 35, 51 and 60 percents
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Other subjects

  • malasia peninsular
  • enfermedades parasitarias/ control de insectos
  • lepidoptera
  • parasitose/ lutte antiinsecte
  • tachinidae
  • malaisie peninsulaire
  • averrhoa carambola

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Journal of Plant Protection in the Tropics (Malaysia)

ISSN : 0127-6883

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Language : English

Type : Conference

In AGRIS since : 1993

Volume : 9

Issue : 1

Start Page : 43

End Page : 49

All titles :

" Lepidopteran pests of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) and their parasitoids in Peninsular Malaysia "