Morphometric studies of Dirhinus giffardii (Silvestri) and Aganaspis daci (Weld) from Tandojam

UNIVERSITY OF SINDH JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

Vol. 1, Issue 1, November, 2017

ISSN: 2521-8328 


Morphometric studies of Dirhinus giffardii (Silvestri) and Aganaspis daci (Weld) from Tandojam

 Naqash Akbar, Imran Akbar, Qadir Bux Pirzado

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam


ABSTRACT

Investigations were made for morphometric studies on pupal parasitoid (D. giffardii) of fruit fly and larval parasitoid Aganaspis daci (Weld, 1951). Both males and females of Dirhinus giffardii Silvestri and Aganaspis daci were studied. Further, morphometric analyses of 15 specimens of each species were taken. Following 15 characters were selected i-e adult total length include wings, eyes width in cross, antenna length, head width mesoscutum, scutellum, following length hindwing, forleg, mid leg, hind-leg, abdomen length, abdomen width, aedeagus and ovipositor length. It was observed that males of D.giffardii are larger than males of A. Daci, Eyes of D. giffardii are bigger than A. Daco. Legs of A. Daciare larger than D. giffardii, ovipositor of A. daci is too long whereas D. giffardiiis much shorter in length the range of the size of laboratory population of the selected parasitoids is known .

Keyword

Morphometric, Parasitoid, Larval, Pupal, Environmental Influence.


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