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Control of Rice Skipper

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1. Parasites and predators usually control the population density of rice skippers in the field.

2. The eggs of rice skippers are parasitized by small wasps. Big wasps and tachinid flies parasitize the larvae. They are preyed upon by reduviid bugs and earwigs. The orb-web spiders feed on the adults during flight.

3. A nuclear polyhedrosis virus also infects skipper larvae.

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ZARS, Mandya
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