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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (501) Last page : (510)
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Recent Advances in Rearing of the Laboratory Host- Rice Moth, Corcyra cephalonica Stainton

Deepayan Padhy, V. Ramlakshmi*, Lipsa Dash and Ajit Kumar Sahu
Department of Entomology, M S swaminathan School of Agriculture,
Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
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Received: 15.10.2020 | Revised: 23.11.2020 | Accepted: 29.11.2020 


Rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) is being utilized in various bio-control research, developmental and extension units for mass production of number of natural enemies. The rice meal moth, C. cephalonica ranks first in the mass culturing of entomophagous insects due to its amenability to mass production, adaptability to varied rearing conditions and its positive influence on the progeny of the natural enemies. Production of rice moth nutritional requirements have to be taken into account because nutritional deficiencies have been linked with such vague symptoms like poor growth rate, lowered fecundity or reduced body weight. As it is one of the most factitious hosts for Trichogramma production in several countries of the world. In this direction, various dietary formulations were developed in the present study with solo grains and their combinations and the effects of these formulations on the growth, development, reproduction of C. cephalonica evaluated in laboratory condition.

Keyword: Rearing of Rice moth, Biological control, Mass multiplication of laboratory host.

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Cite this article: Padhy, D., Ramlakshmi, V., Dash, L., & Sahu, A. K. (2020). Recent Advances in Rearing of the Laboratory Host- Rice Moth, Corcyra cephalonica Stainton, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 501-510. doi: