Life-history and life-table parameters of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) for maize (Zea mays) in tropical Indian condition

Authors

  • P LAKSHMI SOUJANYA ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • J C SEKHAR ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • S B SUBY ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • A P PADMA KUMARI ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • S DIVYA ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • M LAVA KUMAR REDDY ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • S L JAT ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
  • SUJAY RAKSHIT ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i6.101613

Keywords:

Fall armyworm, Life cycle, Larval instars, Life-tables, Maize, Morphometrics

Abstract

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith)) is an invasive pest reported in 2018 from India which principally attacks maize during vegetative and reproductive stages. Investigations were carried out to understand biology of the pest in new tropical and sub-tropical environment for devising effective management strategies in maize. The biological aspects included morphometrics and life cycle of fall armyworm reared on maize under laboratory conditions at 26–31ºC and 50–65% relative humidity during August- September, 2018 to January-February, 2019 i.e. 34th to 6th standard weeks (SDW). Life table parameters including stage specific and age specific fecundity, population growth attributes and life expectancy of fall armyworm were computed. The diameter of eggs, length and width of body and their head capsules of different larval instars, pre-pupa, pupa, male and female adults were also measured.

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Published

2022-01-06

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Short-Communication

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SOUJANYA, P. L., SEKHAR, J. C., SUBY, S. B., KUMARI, A. P. P., DIVYA, S., REDDY, M. L. K., JAT, S. L., & RAKSHIT, S. (2022). Life-history and life-table parameters of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) for maize (Zea mays) in tropical Indian condition. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 92(6), 785-788. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i6.101613
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