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    • Keywords


      Kairomones; Heliothis armigera ; Corcyra cephalonica ; Trichogramma chilonis ; biological control of insects

    • Abstract


      Kairomones from moth scales tend to influence the parasitic potential byTrichogramma chilonis Ishii. Hexatriacontane, pentacosane, heptadecane, docosane and 2, 6, l0-dodecatrienal-3, 7, 11-trimethyl were identified from the active moth scale extract ofHeliothis armigera Hubner (its natural host) andCorcyra cephalonica Stainton (a laboratory host). The significance of an array of compounds from moth scales with kairomonal activity for manipulating entomophagous insects in biological control programmes is discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      T N Ananthakrishnan1 R Senrayan1 S Murugesan1 R S Annadurai1

      1. Loyola College, Entomology Research Institute, Madras - 600 034, India
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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