Life Cycle of Cut and Dry Bamboo Borer - Chlorophorus annularis Fab. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Singh, K.P.; Sharma, M.; Kumar, A.; Singh, I.

Indian Forester 147(6): 591-595

2021


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-4816
Accession: 090427715

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Abstract
Chlorophorus annularis Fab. is a primary borer of cut and dry bamboo. Adult Cerambycid beetles emerge in May-September mainly in June. The female of C. annularis laid eggs on cut bamboo that is fairly dry during May-July. Freshly laid egg is elliptical in shape and off-white in colour and later changed to yellowish white. Single gravid female lays 21.6 ± 2.59 eggs. The incubation period is 12.9 ± 1.46 days. Larvae of C. annularis are milky white and on hatching, bore into the tissues of the walls of the bamboo and larval period extended for 9-10 months. Pupa is off-white in colour and later changes to yellowish white. The pupal period is about one month during March-April. Total life cycle from egg hatching to adult beetle emergence was spread over one year.

Life Cycle of Cut and Dry Bamboo Borer - Chlorophorus annularis Fab. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)