• Prediction of bioenergetics components of lepidopterous larva

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      Lepidoptera; bioenergetics components; regression model; Achaea janata

    • Abstract


      Using the bioenergetics data for the final instarAchaea Janata larva exposed to a wide range of ration levels and temperatures, a linear regression model to predict the bioenergetics components of lepidopterous larva has been developed. From the dry weight of faeces egested (F) it is possible to estimate the consumption (C), production (P) and metabolism (R). Validity of the proposed model has been tested using the data reported in literature.

    • Author Affiliations


      J Muthukrishnan1 T J Pandian2

      1. Department of Zoology, APA College, Palni - 624 602, India
      2. School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai - 625 021, India
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