Previous study have shown that the late larval stages of the FAW are cannibalistic. However, there is no available information on how the FAW larvae interacts with the stem borers larvae in infested plants in Africa ecology. The aim of this study is therefore to provide information on the interaction between FAW and stemborers.
The objective of this experiment is to assess the response of FAW larvae to a conspecific larva or another Lepidoptera larva specially stemborer larva for the assessment of possible negative effect of FAW incidence toward the occurring stemborer pests.
1. Determine the relationship between FAW conspecific larvae
2. Determine the relationship between FAW and other interspecific larvae (stemborer)
3. One peer review publication documenting the relationship between FAW and stemborers association in maize plant.
MSc student in Crop protection or Entomology