Bionomics of Eublemma amabilis Moore (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a Major Predator of Lac insect and Its Control Measure

M Matiur Rahman, KN Ahmed, KN Shahjahan Karim, M Sohrab Ali
2009 Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research  
The moth, Eublemma amabilis Moore is very destructive to lac insect and lac encrustation. The moth is generally white-pinkish in colour and it lays gray-white and round eggs, depressed in the centre. The newly hatched larva enters the lac insect either through one of the opening in the cell or by tunneling a hole through the encrustation. A single larva damages 42-50 matured cells prior to pupation. It completes six generation in a year and causes comparatively more injury to the "Kartki" crop
more » ... the "Kartki" crop than to the Baishaki crop. The morphological details of this predator were studied. Several natural enemies of E. amabilis have been recorded.
doi:10.3329/bjsir.v44i1.2714 fatcat:c2zepdluj5babmpygic2e2a5p4