IMPACT OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS ON LIFE HISTORY STATISTICS OF HIEROGLYPHUS ORYZIVORUS (ORTHOPTERA: ACRIDIDAE)

S. KUMAR, R. SULTANA, M. S. WAGAN

Abstract


During the present study reproductive activity that include: duration of maturation, into final moult, maturation of adult, copulation timing of individuals, No. of mating and fecundity rate of healthy and unhealthy samples of Hieroglyphus oryzivorus effective by infection of Aspergillus flavus was studied. It was noted that 6th instar took (8.01±1.02 days) for maturation and infected individual took prolong time for converting into adult. Beside this, infected individual did not copulate for longer time and mating was observed once in the life of infected insects.

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