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Abstract

Effect of temperature on egg diapause termination of Indian gypsy moth, Lymantria obfuscata Walk., and survival of its egg parasite, Anastatus kashmiriensis.

Abstract

The optimal temperature was determined for development of diapausing eggs of Lymantria obfuscata and the parasitoid Anastatus kashmirensis in the laboratory. Maximum emergence of larvae of L. obfuscata was observed with exposure to 5°C for 80 days followed by incubation at 24°C. Emergence of adult parasitoids was also high with these conditions.