Life-Fertility Tables of Bracon Hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reared On Heliocheilus Albipunctella De Joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  • Ousmane Youm
  • Frank E. Gilstrap
Research Article


Life-fertility tables were described for Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) developing on the millet head caterpillar (MHC), Heliocheilus albipunctella de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Mated B. hebetor females lived an average of 24.7 days, oviposited ca. 22 days, and produced 173.7 adult progeny with a 1:1 sex ratio. The estimated innate capacity of increase (rc) and net reproductive rate (R0) were 0.26 and 86.5, respectively. The mean generation time was 17 days.

Key Words

Life-fertility tables Bracon hebetor millet head caterpillar Heliocheilus albipunctella West Africa Niger 


Les tables de vie et fécondité ont été décrites pour Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) se développant sur la mineuse de l’épi du mil, Heliocheilus albipunctella de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). En moyenne, les femelles fécondées de B. hebetor vécurent 24,7 jours, ont pondu pour une durée de 22 jours, et ont produit une progéniture de 173,7 adultes avec un sexe ratio de 1:1. Le taux d’accroissement (rc) de la population et le taux reproductif net (R0) étaient de 0,26 et 86,5, respectivement. La durée moyenne d’une génération était de 17 jours.

Mots Clés

Tables de vie fécondité Bracon hebetor mineuse de l’épi du mil Heliocheilus albipunctella Afrique de l’ouest Niger 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ousmane Youm
    • 1
  • Frank E. Gilstrap
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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