Roaches, Clothes Moth, Weevils

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(A) Roaches (Blattella germanica L.) can be conveniently reared in large numbers by using a simple rearing cage which is described. The technique employed in rearing these insects is given.

(B) The webbing clothes moths (Tineola biselliella Hummel) have been reared very easily in small containers housed in an insectary. The methods used in rearing large numbers of clothes moths is described.

(C) The common bean weevil (Bruchus obtectus Say), the rice weevil (Sitophilus oryza L.), and the confused flour beetle (Tribolium confusum Fab.) were reared in large tin drums kept in an insectary. The simple procedures employed in rearing these insects are given.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1928

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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