Longest longevity of cotton stainer was recorded 23.67 days in CPPB.
Lowest transformed percent mortality of cotton stainer was 51.81 achieved in CPPB method.
koenigii moist soil and plant debris for cotton stainer egg laying medium are the best one.
Whereas, the cotton stainer adults survived for 25, 23, 22 and 20 days, respectively in the CPPB, the IRT, the CSWS and the CSS rearing methods.
Cotton stainer had been declared as one of the most destructive cotton pest in other parts of the world (Sprenkel, 2000).
We also appreciated field staff of CCRI, Multan i.e., Abdul Mateen, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Akbar and Javed for their constant support in collection and rearing of cotton stainer during the whole course of experiment.
Biology and immature systematic of red cotton stainer Dysdercus koenigii (Fabr.) (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) with a note on their phylogenetic value.
Efficacy of different groups of insecticides against cotton stainer, Dysdercus koenigii in field conditions.
In this treatment, cotton stainers were reared in combination of all above mentioned three treatments and were termed as Integrated Rearing Technique (IRT).
Cotton stainers are reported to be sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity (Jaleel et al., 2013).
On the basis of above mentioned findings, it was concluded that cotton stainers extremely love moisture (mesophylic).
We therefore, highly recommend the IRT and CPPB methods for rearing of the cotton stainers particularly for commercial rearing of the insect on biological control aspects.