International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

To evaluate the effect of infrared irradiation on stored insect pest i.e. Rhyzoperth dominica adults


AashuUpadhyay, MohitaMathur

Irradiation is an alternative and potential method of controlling stored insect pests. During this experiment, the effect of infrared irradiation on the survivability of adult Rhyzopertha dominica was examined. These adults play an important role in the infestation of whole grains. The experiment was conducted in labs of Lachoo Memorial College, Jodhpur. The instantaneous search rate increased with the increase in the period of temperature time. For Infrared radiation, the lowest mortality rate of 18.4% was observed at a distance of 5 cm from the source and an exposure time of 5 minutes. While the maximum mortality rate 97.2% observed at a distance of 15 cm during an exposure time of 15 minutes. Rhyzopertha dominica on a series of temperature bodies makes it a good candidate for control of stored grain pests.
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AashuUpadhyay, MohitaMathur. To evaluate the effect of infrared irradiation on stored insect pest i.e. Rhyzoperth dominica adults. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 81-83
International Journal of Entomology Research