Mass Production of Scotinophara coarctata Fab. Eggs for Mass Rearing Telenomus triptus (Nixon) Parasitoid


Author(s): Victorio A. Perez and Merle B. Shepard

Abstract

Telenomus triptus (Nixon) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) is an efficient egg parasitoid of the Malayan black bug (MBB) Scotinophara coarctata (Fab.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), a serious pest of rice in Palawan Island, Philippines. The success in mass rearing T. triptus is dependent on the availability of MBB eggs. The study dealt on the development of techniques in mass producing eggs of MBB for use in mass rearing of T. triptus. Two MBB egg production techniques were described and mass rearing technique of T. triptus was developed.

Keywords : Malayan Black Bug. Scotinophara coarctata. Egg mass production. Telenomus triptus. Parasitoid. Mass rearing.

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