Differential attraction of Jamun seed borer, Anselmella kerrichi (Narayanan, Subba Rao & Patel, 1988) to various colour traps

Anjana Subramoniam, P.D Kamalajayanthi, B. R Jayanthi Mala, A Rekha

Abstract


An attempt was made to understand the colour preference vis-à-vis spectral sensitivity of phytophagous eulophid seed borer, Anelmella kerrichi (Narayanan et al.) of Jamun, Syzygium cumini L. using sticky traps. Sex
biased colour preferences were observed among the female and male wasps. The female and male wasps colour preference was in the order of blue>yellow>purple>pink>white; and yellow>purple>blue>white>pink respectively. Both the sexes did not get attracted to the green colour. The possibility of standardizing the sticky color traps for the management of A. kerrichi is discussed


Keywords


Anselmella kerrichi, Jamun, colour traps, spectral sensitivity

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