A first report of egg parasitism in the Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) occurring on cashew

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K. Vanitha
S. Santhosh


The present study has documented egg parasitism in Tropical Tasar Silkworm for the first time. The parasitoid is Anastatus leithi (Walker) belonging to Eupelmidae family.  It is a solitary koinobiont endoparasitoid, emerges out as adults from the tasar eggs in 17-20 days during August- September. The parasitism rate was recorded at 11.90 percentage.

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Vanitha, K. and Santhosh, S. 2016. A first report of egg parasitism in the Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) occurring on cashew. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 7 (Jul. 2016), 9045–9047. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2456.8.7.9045-9047.
Author Biographies

K. Vanitha, Crop Protection, Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka 574202, India

Crop Protection- Entomology

S. Santhosh, Department of Zoology, Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001, India

Dept. of Zoology.


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