Jumlah semut Myopopone castaneae (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) yang dihasilkan dengan pakan berbagai instar larva Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaidae) di laboratorium

Irena Santy Waruwu, Marheni, Lahmuddin Lubis
2018 Jurnal Pertanian Tropik  
Ants of Myopopone castaneae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is a one potential predators of larvae palm stem borer Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Coleoptera: Scarabidae). These ants are able to prey on all stadia of larvae O. rhinoceros L. This research was aimed to know the number of ants Myopopone castaneae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) generated by feeding the various instar larvae of palm stem borer Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaidae) in the laboratory. The research was conducted at Laboratory of
more » ... Plant Pest, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sumatera Utara from April until September 2017. This research used nonfactorial Randomize Completely Design with 3 treatments and 6 replications. The results showed that various instar larvae O. rhinoceros was significantly different to number of ants generated. The highest number of ants was instar I (0,67 queen ants, 2,17 male ants, and 68 working ants) dan the lowest number of ants was instar III (0 queen ant, 0 male ant and 65,83 working ant). The highest consumption was instar I (130,17 ants) and lowest one was instar III (73,83 ants). There were three types of ants in colony including queen, male and working ants.
doi:10.32734/jpt.v5i2.2988 fatcat:qhqbm5skgvbf7crydqwlc2qx74