Study on the Mating Ability and Competitiveness of the Radiation Irradiated Males of Rice Stem Borer (Chile suppressalis Walker)

방사선 조사 이화명나방의 교미능력 및 경쟁력에 관한 연구

  • 현재선 (서울대학교 농학연구소) ;
  • 유준 (서울대학교 농학연구소) ;
  • 정규회 (방사선 농학연구소) ;
  • 권신한 (서울대학교 농학연구소)
  • Published : 1972.05.01


Five to seven day old pupae were irradiated with gamma rays, the mating ability, and competability of the irradiated males were examined. The results obtained are summarized as follows: 1. There is no difference in percentage of males that mated, nor in the maximum number of matings of the males, when individual matings were made, and fresh females were provided every day for his life time. 2. The average days for the first mating of the emerged were 1.5 days for the control, and 2.4 days for the males irradiated with 25 and 30 Krad. The average days between first and second mating were 3.0 days for the irradiated males, and 1.3 days for the control. 3. The average matings of a male were 1.2 and 2.5 times when 5 and 10 females were provided to a normal male respectively. No significant different in average numbers of mated female per male were observed between the normal and irradiated males. 4. To test the mating competitiveness of the irradiated and normal males (1:0, 1:1, 2:1, 1:2, 5:1, 1:5, 0:1) were confined together with five virgin females. The greatest reduction in hatching percentage was found with 5 : 1 : 1 (30 Krad) where $26.6\%$ was hatched.5, The results showed that the irradiated males were not fully competitive with normal males, but if the reduced number of eggs produced by the female mated with irradiated male is considered, it might be used sterile male techniques in rice stem borer control.