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Title: Studies on larval feeding of some new insect pests on wool-synthetic blend fabrics
Authors: Veer, Vijay
Chauhan, R S
Rao, K M
Keywords: Anthrenus coloratus;Attagenus birmanicus;Attagenus fasciatus;Attagenus indicus;Attagenus lobatus;Wool pests;Wool-synthetic blend fabrics
Issue Date: Jun-1999
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Seven common wool-synthetic blend fabrics containing polyester, terylene, viscose rayon and /or cotton were evaluated for their resistance to the larval feeding of five newly reported wool pests from India. Among the wool pests, the larvae of Attagenus fasciatus (Thunberg) fed heavily and caused serious damage to all the blend fabrics. All blend fabrics were found resistant to the larvae of Attogenus birmanicus Arrow, Attagenus indicus Kalik, Attagenus lobatus Rosenhauer and Anthrenus coloratus Reitter, except the fabric blended with 50% and 55% viscose rayon which were not resistant to the larvae of Anthrenus coloratus. Fabric with 50% viscose rayon was also not resistant to the larvae of Attagenus birmanicus. Synthetic fibre pieces were not digested by the larvae of pests as these were passed out unchanged from their digestive tract in excreta.
Page(s): 139-141
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.24(2) [June 1999]

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