COLOUR ENHANCEMENT OF SWORD TAIL [XIPHOPHORUS HELLERI (HECKEL, 1848)] BY USING FEED FORMULATED WITH SELECTED ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS

COLOUR ENHANCEMENT OF SWORD TAIL [XIPHOPHORUS HELLERI (HECKEL, 1848)] BY USING FEED FORMULATED WITH SELECTED ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS Golandaj A.1, Swain S.1 and Mogalekar H. S.2 1School of Aquaculture and Biotechnology, Faculty of Fisheries, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad, Kochi – 682506, Kerala, India. 2Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management, Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi-628 008, Tamil Nadu, India. [Corresponding author E-mail2: mogalekar.hs10@gmail.com] Received: 19-08-2015 Accepted: 19-10-2015 Abstract: The present study (90 Read More …

EFFECT OF ENRICHED MOINA AND MICROPARTICULATE DIET ON FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF PENGBA

EFFECT OF ENRICHED MOINA AND MICROPARTICULATE DIET ON FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF PENGBA (OSTEOBRAMA BELANGERI) LARVAE R. Ramesh1#, Kiran Dube1, A. K. Reddy1, P. V. Rangacharyulu2 and G. Venkateshwarlu1 Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Panch Marg, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400 061, Maharashtra, India1 Regional Research Centre, CIFA, Fish seed farm, Penamaluru, Poranki P.O., Vijayawada – 521 137, Andhra Pradesh, India2 email: rathodcifa@gmail.com# Received: 25-09-2014 Accepted: 29-10-2014 Abstract: In order to evaluate the effect of enriched Read More …

ECOLOGICAL EFFICIENCIES OF LEAF WEBBERING MOTH

ECOLOGICAL EFFICIENCIES OF LEAF WEBBERING MOTH (CYANA FORMOSANA HAMPSON) (LEPIDOPTERA: ARCTIDAE) Sanjay Kumar and P.C. Joshi Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand (INDIA) Received: 15-10-2014 Accepted: 28-11-2014 Abstract: The food consumption and ecological efficiencies of red stripped moth, Cyana formosana (Hamp.) were studied in laboratory. It was observed that the food consumption was 10.12±1.20, 15.34±0.74, 20.53±0.96, 23.52±0.70 and 27.06±1.10 mg insect-1 day-1 in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th larval instars, respectively. In all five Read More …

LIFE HISTORY OF COMMON CUTWORM, SPODOPTERA LITURA

LIFE HISTORY OF COMMON CUTWORM, SPODOPTERA LITURA FABR. (NOCTUIDAE:  LEPIDOPTERA) UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS Kanchan Bhandari, Raveesh Tripathi and B.R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002 (U.K.), India E-mail: kanchanbhandari.ntl@gmail.com Received: 24-05-2014 Accepted: 15-06-2014 Abstract: Spodoptera litura, a Lepidopterous pest was reared under laboratory conditions at temperature 20-250C, relative humidity 35-45 % and fed with cabbage, Brassica oleracea var. capitata. Female laid eggs which were covered with hair like scales. Freshly laid eggs were spherical in shape and pale green Read More …

FEEDING POTENTIAL OF SEVEN SPOTTED LADYBEETLE, COCCINELLA SEPTUMPUNCTATA

FEEDING POTENTIAL OF SEVEN SPOTTED LADYBEETLE, COCCINELLA SEPTUMPUNCTATA LINN. (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE) ON COWPEA APHID, APHIS CRACCIVORA KOCH 1Pushpendra K. Sharma, 2Prakash C. Joshi and 3Vijay Sharma 1Department of Zoology, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun-248001 (U.K.), India 2Department of Zoology and Env. Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, U.K., India 3Department of Environmental Science, Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar-249411,U.K., India Received: 22-05-2014 Accepted: 21-06-2014 Abstract: Feeding potential of seven spotted ladybird beetle Coccinella septumpunctata (Linn.) was studied under laboratory conditions on cow pea aphid Read More …

ECONOMIC CHARACTERS OF SIX DIFFERENT STRAINS OF ERI SILKWORM

ECONOMIC CHARACTERS OF SIX DIFFERENT STRAINS OF ERI SILKWORM (SAMIA RICINI BOISD.) TH. A. Singha, J. Bhattacharjee, N. Narzary* and K. Basumatary* Department of Sericulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam *Agricultural Technological Management Agency, Kokrajhar-783370, Assam Received: 28-03-2014 Accepted: 21-04-2014 Abstract: The present study was carried out in the Department of Sericulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during 2011-12. Eri silkworm is one of the most important silk producing insects that produces eri silk. Six different strains of eri silkworm such Read More …

DESCRIPTIONS OF PUPAE OF CERATINA SMARAGDULA FABRICIUS

DESCRIPTIONS OF PUPAE OF CERATINA (PITHITIS) SMARAGDULA FABRICIUS (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, APIDAE, XYLOCOPINAE, CERATININI) Rajiv K. Gupta Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur 342 005, India. [e-mail: beesind@gmail.com] Abstract: This paper presents the description of second stage and mature pupae of Ceratina (Pithitis) smaragdula Fabricius. Several nests of this bee were collected from straws of Saccharum munja placed on the roof of huts in eastern Rajasthan and the adjacent states. Earlier larval stages of five species of genus Ceratina Read More …

THE NEST, NESTING BEHAVIOUR AND INDUCED PREPONED EMERGENCE IN ICTERANTHIDIUM SINAPINUM

THE NEST, NESTING BEHAVIOUR AND INDUCED PREPONED EMERGENCE IN ICTERANTHIDIUM SINAPINUM (COCKERELL): A TROPICAL DESERT BEE (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, MEGACHILIDAE) Rajiv K. Gupta and R. K. Naval Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, 342 005, India Abstract: Wild and solitary bees of genus Icteranthidium Michener (Family Megachilidae, Subfamily Megachilinae, Tribe Anthidiini) are found in western Rajasthan, Punjab and adjacent area of Pakistan. Numerous nests of Icteranthidium sinapinum (Cockerell) were collected from the neighbouring country sides of Jodhpur. Female constructed Read More …

STUDIES ON THE PREDATION POTENTIAL OF COCCINELLA SEPTEMPUNCTATA ON THE PREY

STUDIES ON THE PREDATION POTENTIAL OF COCCINELLA SEPTEMPUNCTATA (LINN.) ON THE PREY: MUSTARD APHIDS (LIPAPHIS ERYSIMI KALT.) AND UTILIZATION OF FOOD Indu1, Usha Saxena, Surendra Kumar2 and V.C. Chatterjee P.G. Department of Zoology., M.S. College, Sharanpur. 1Govt. Girls Degree College., Behat, Sharanpur 2Govt. Raza P.G. College, Rampur. Abstract: Predation potential of Cocinella septempunctata Linn. has been observed in the laboratory which shows seasonal variation and is synchronized with the availability of the prey, aphids (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt.) and reproductive cycle Read More …

RELATIVE TOXICITY OF CERTAIN INSECTICIDES AGAINST LARVAE OF EARHEAD CATERPILLAR

RELATIVE TOXICITY OF CERTAIN INSECTICIDES AGAINST LARVAE OF EARHEAD CATERPILLAR, CRYPTOBLABES GNIDIELLA MILLIERE (LEPIDOPTERA : PYRALIDAE) B.S. Chandel, A.P.S. Bhadauriya* and A.K.S. Chauhan* P.G. Department of Zoology,D.B.S. College, Kanpur-208006 , India *Department of Zoology,Narain College, Shikohabad -205135 , India Abstract: Seventeen insecticides were tested against the larvae of Cryptoblabes gnidiella Milliere. The relative toxicity of thirteen insecticides as given in the parenthesis in descending order were quinalphos (6.00), phosphamidon (4.50), monocrotophos (4.50), methyldemeton (3.00), tetrachlorvinphos (3.00), endosulfan (2.57), chlorpyriphos (2.50), Read More …