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Searching Behaviour of Metaphycus helvolus, (Compere) and Scutellista cyanea, Motschulsky on Hemispherical Scale, S. coffeae (Walker)

Ibrahim , Abdul Ghani (1988) Searching Behaviour of Metaphycus helvolus, (Compere) and Scutellista cyanea, Motschulsky on Hemispherical Scale, S. coffeae (Walker). Pertanika, 11 (1). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The host searching of Metaphycus helvolus and Scutellisa cyanea were studied under two different constant temperatures of18 °Cand 26 °C. In the course of host-searching, both parasitoids were involved with host-drilling, handling, preening, walking and resting. Host-feeding only occurred with M. helvolus. S. cyanea spent more than fifty percent of the time walking at both temperatures. However, M. helvolus spent a greater proportion of time for three activities: walking, host-drilling and preening. The amount of time spent by M. helvolus on host-feeding was less than ten percent. The areas covered by M. helvolus and S. cyanea for host-searching at 26°C were 933 mm2/hr and 3517 mm2/hr. respectively.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Metaphycus helvolus; Scutellista cyanea; Saissetia coffeae; temperature; host-searching.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
ID Code:2681
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 01:16
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:02

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