Daily Rhythm of Oviposition in the Two-Spotted Spider Mite
Authors: POLCIK, BRONISLAW; NOWOSIELSKI, JOZEF W.; NAEGELE, JOHN A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 58, Number 3, April 1965 , pp. 467-469(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Adult females of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, showed a daily rhythm of oviposition when the mites were maintained in an LD 14:10 cycle (14 hr of light alternating with 10 hr of darkness). The frequency of egg laying was observed in two different mite populations; one maintained in normal light-dark conditions (light from 8 AM to 10 PM., EST) and the other kept in a reversed light-dark cycle (light from 6 PM to 8AM, EST). In both populations the oviposition frequency dropped shortly after experimental nightfall, remained at a low level throughout the night period, and increased to the higher daytime levels shortly after dawn.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1965
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