Oxygen Consumption in Male and Female of Red Pumpkin Beetle, Aulacophora Foveicollis (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera)Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2020-10-05
Authors : Reena Bahan; Shashidhar Singh;
Page : 1381-1383
Keywords : Aulacophora foveicollis; O2 consumption; water displacement method;
Aulacophora foveicollis, commonly called red pumpkin beetle belongs to family Chrysomelidae of the insect order Coleoptera. It is a serious pest of vegetables belonging to family Cucurbitaceae. The oxygen consumption in adult male and female insects of the species, Aulacophora foveicollis were investigated by water displacement method. It was found that O2 consumption in females is greater than in males.
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