Reproduction in the Shoot and Fruit Borer, Conogethes spp. (Crambidae: Lepidoptera): Strategizing Survival?

  • M. A. Rashmi
  • A. K. Chakravarthy
  • S. R. Kulkarni


The neurohormonal regulatory process in Conogethes reproductive system is poorly understood. This has impeded research on bioecology and management of pest species of Conogethes. The reproduction in Conogethes is physiologically complex embracing from other factors the influence of light, sound, plant odors, and hormones. The process is quite elaborate and requires in-depth, comprehensive studies.


Conogethes spp. Reproduction Calling behavior Mating Oviposition 



Authors thank the sources from where the certain figures and data for the chapter were derived, the authorities of the University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru, and the MPKV, Rahuri, for encouragement and facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Rashmi
    • 1
  • A. K. Chakravarthy
    • 1
  • S. R. Kulkarni
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Entomology and NematologyICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyMahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV)Rahuri, AhmednagarIndia

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