Life-History and Behavioral Studies on Micrutalis malleifera, a Vector of Pseudo-Curly Top Virus

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Treehoppers (Micrut6alis malleifera Fowler) were reared from egg to adult on eggplant, Solanum melongena L. Average length of incubation period of eggs was 15 days: 1st instr nymphs, 6 days: 2nd instr nymphs, 4 days: 3rd instr nymphs, 5 days: and 4th instr nymphs, 9 days. Eggs were laid within 4 days after the final ecdsis: thus, the complete life cycle required 38 days on the average. Females laid from 22 to 130 eggs during their lives.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1962

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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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