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Effect of Temperature on Demography and Predation Rate of Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Reared on Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

Effect of Temperature on Demography and Predation Rate of Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Reared on Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

Ayesha Iftikhar1,*, Muhammad Asif Aziz1, Muhammad Naeem1, Munir Ahmad1 and Tariq Mukhtar2

1Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
2Department of Plant Pathology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

*      Corresponding author: aishaiftkhr@yahoo.com

 

Fig. 1.

Age-stage specific survival rate (Sx, i) of M. sexmaculatus reared on P. solenopsis at different temperatures.

Fig. 2.

Age specific survival rates (lx), fecundities (mx), maternities (lxmx) and age-stage specific fecundities (fx7) of M. sexmaculatus reared on P. solenopsis at different temperatures.

Fig. 3.

Age-specific predation rates (kx), age-specific net predation rates (qx) of M. sexmaculatus reared on P. solenopsis at different temperatures.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 50, Iss. 5, Pages 1601-1998

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