oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Identification of arthropod predators of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) by cross-over electrophoresis
|Article Title||Identification of arthropod predators of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) by cross-over electrophoresis|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Sugar Association Experiment Station, Mount Edgecombe & **Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Bramston Terrace, Herston, Brisbane, Australia.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1981|
|Pages||381 - 388|
|Keyword(s)||Arthropod predators and Eldana saccharina Walker|
Predators of larvae of the sugarcane borer Eldana saccharina Walker were identified by a serological technique called cross-over electrophoresis. Tests were conducted on the stomach contents of 1521 arthropods, which were collected from sugarcane fields in two regions; one where the density of the pest was high, and the other where the density was low. Ants and spiders were the commonest predators. Members of these taxa were the most abundant predacious arthropods associated with sugarcane in Natal.
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