Life- Fecundity Tables of Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri (Mulsant) on Maconellicoccus Hirsutus (Green)
The laboratory experiment was conducted to study the life-fecundity of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mulsant)
on Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) at biocontrol laboratory, Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of
Agriculture, Latur during 2013-14. The net reproductive rate (R0), the precise generation time (T) and innate capacity for
increase in number (rm) of C. montrouzieri (Mulsant) on M. hirsutus was observed to be 64.38 females per female per
generation, 62.09 days and 0.0710 female per female per day, respectively.
Keywords— life fecundity, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Maconellicoccus hirsutus.