Life-History Studies and Rearing Techniques for the Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper
Authors: MEISCH, M. V.; RANDOLPH, N. M.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 58, Number 6, December 1965 , pp. 1057-1059(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Large numbers of the three-cornered alfalfa hopper, Spissistilus festinus (Say), were successfully reared on soybean and alfalfa plants in a greenhouse. The pre-oviposition period of this insect in the greenhouse averaged 14.1 days. The incubation period ranged from 6 to 27 days and averaged 16.5 days. An average of 37.7 nymphs hatched from eggs laid by each female. Time required for nymphal development in bioclimatic chambers and in a greenhouse averaged 21.89 and 23.57 days, respectively. Measurements of each instar are given.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1965
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