• Effect of feeding tender and senescent leaf byEupterote mollifera and tender leaf and flower bySpodoptera exigua on food utilization

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      Energy Content; Larva Feeding; Food Utilization; Senescent Leaf; Assimilation Efficiency

    • Abstract


      Food consumption and utilization efficiencies ofEupterote mollifera fed on tender leaf were higher than those of counterparts ingesting senescent leaf, while inSpodoptera litura individuals fed on flower showed higher values in comparison to those that consumed tender leaf. Food utilization parameters of these insects depend upon the nutritional quality of the food.

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      M Senthamizhselvan1 J Muthukrishnan2

      1. Department of Agricultural Zoology, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast - BT9 5PX, UK
      2. School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625 021, India
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