Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Relative variations in the rearing performances of mutant strains of Antheraea mylitta D. (Saturniidae: Lepidoptera) during seed crop season and commercial crop season
Author(s): Anamika Mishra
Abstract: The present communication accounts for the relative variations in respect of rearing performances of three mutant strains viz; Daba–blue, Daba–yellow and Daba–almond evolved from the Daba ecotype of A. mylitta D during the Seed Crop Season (July- August) and Commercial Crop Season (September-October). Results obtained are indicative of the fact that the three mutant strains of A. mylitta D. differ among themselves in respect of their rearing performances. The rearing performances of Daba–blue have been found evidently better than the Daba–yellow and Daba–almond. Commercial crop Season has registered its supremacy over Seed crop season in respect of rearing performances among the 3 mutant strains of A. mylitta D. The results obtained appear to be the outcome of relative variations in the genetic architecture and physio-genetic makeup among the three mutant strains of A. mylitta D.