OBSERVATIONS ON THE BIOLOGY OF MELANOTUS COMMUNIS AND MELANOTUS PILOSUS
Author: FENTON, F. A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 19, Number 3, June 1926 , pp. 502-504(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Two of the most common wet land wireworms in Iowa are MELANOTUS COMMUNIS Gyll. and M. pilosus Blatch. They have a six year life cycle, the adults laying eggs chiefly in June of the first year, the larvae hatching mostly by July. The second, third, fourth and fifth years are spent in the larval stage. Pupation takes place usually in August of the sixth year and the adults emerge on an average of from 14 to 18 days later. These adults hibernate in protected situations above the ground, issuing from hibernation next year in May and June. The food of the adults is chiefly pollen.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1926-06-01
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