Host specificity and bioratonal management of fruit sucking moth, Eudocima (Othreis) materna L.
The present investigation was carried out to test the response of fruit sucking moth, Eudocima (Othreis)
materna L. larvae to different host plants and efficacy of biorationals under laboratory condition. Among 12 different host
plants tested, Tinospora cardifolia (gulvel) recorded as an ideal host withsuccessful completion of larval life with no recorded
mortality. In biorationals, Bacillus thuringiensis@2 g/l was found to be best in treatment byrecording higher larval mortality
of 100 per cent of first and third instar and 60 per cent of fifth instar followed by Pseudomonas fluorescens@5g/l (100% of
first and third instar and 56.66% of fifth instar). It concluded that, the biopesticides viz., B. thuringiensis, P. luminescens and
Beauvaria bassiana can be used as a promising bioagents for the management of fruit sucking moth larvae.
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