Abid Ali Soomro, Mubarik Hussain, Fida Hussain Magsi, Kamil Khanzada, Syeda Maira Jaffery, Maqsood Ahmed Chandio and Babar Hussain Chang
The experiment was conducted at Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, during the year 2016 to record the population dynamics of Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella
(Olivier), fed on four cereals grains i.e. wheat, rice, millet and corn at room temperature. The results determined that maximum population 280.00, was recorded in wheat on 22-03-2016, while the minimum 5.18, was recorded on 08-03-2016 followed by rice 122.33, on 15-03-2016 and 6.33, was recorded on 24-05-2016. On the other hand, Millet showed highest population 433.33, was recorded on 15-03-2016, whereas the minimum 2.00, recorded on 17-05-2016. Such as, the Corn, recorded maximum population 242.33, of Angoumois grain moth was recorded on 15-03-2016, whereas the minimum 2.00, population recorded on 17-05-2016, respectively. The overall mean population in wheat, rice, millet and corn was noted as (80.93Â±27.20, 50.58Â±12.08, 70.55Â±34.09 and 41.22Â±19.16), in that order. It was concluded that maximum population was recorded in wheat followed by millet and rice and the minimum population was recorded in corn. Maximum weight loss (12.94Â±2.63) was recorded in wheat followed by (11.77Â±2.27 and 7.90Â±1.21), in millet and corn. While, minimum weight loss (4.70Â±0.97) was recorded for rice. Correlation analysis indicated that there was positive correlation of population fluctuation of different cereals i.e. wheat, rice, millet and corn (r2=0.9534, 0.2442, 0.3111 and 0.3724) with maximum temperature, wheat, rice, millet and corn (r2=0.9616, 0.1724, 0.1770 and 0.2769) with minimum temperature and wheat, rice, maillet and corn (r2=0.9695, 0.0175, 0.1463 and 0.2709) with relative humidity, respectively.
Abid Ali Soomro, Mubarik Hussain, Fida Hussain Magsi, Kamil Khanzada, Syeda Maira Jaffery, Maqsood Ahmed Chandio and Babar Hussain Chang. Population dynamics of angoumois grain moth Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) on cereals at room temperature. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(4):187-191.