Mass Rearing of the Onion Maggot, Hylemya antiqua, Under Laboratory Conditions1
Author: NIEMCZYK, H. D.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 57, Number 1, February 1964 , pp. 57-60(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A technique for continuous mass rearing of the onion maggot, Hylemya Hylemya (Meigen), under laboratory conditions is reported. The adults were reared in 26X21X18-in. cages with plastic screen tops and sides and glass panels at the front and rear. Adult food consisted of honey applied to a cylinder of plastic screen suspended from the top of the cage, and a dry mixture of soybean flour and brewers' yeast offered in petri dishes. The adults were maintained at a temperature and relative humidity of 78± 1˚ F. and 50± 5%, respectively, during 16 hours of light, and 73± 10 .F. and 65± 10% during 8 hours of darkness. The flies oviposited in flats of sprouting onion halves. Larval development was completed in 15 days at 78±˚ F. By the methods described 21,780 pupae per month were produced from It cultures of 1000 flies each, with a time expenditure of 42.4 man-hours per month. Equally excellent production was obtained from both cyelodiene-resistant and cyelodiene-susceptible strains.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1964
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