Laboratory Rearing of the Cabbage Maggot1,2
Authors: VEREECKE, A.; HERTVELDT, L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 64, Number 3, June 1971 , pp. 670-673(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Four diets, including both carbohydrates and proteins, were tested as adult food for Hylemya brassicae (Bouché). The diets were evaluated on the basis of longevity of females, their fecundity, and the simplicity of administering food. Rutabaga was used as larval food. A procedure was developed to minimize losses throughout the egg and larval stages. At the same time a test was conducted to find the optimum density of larvae for a determined amount of food. By storing the rutabaga at 4 ˚C, rearing can be done successfully throughout the year. Continuous rearing for more than 2 years proved the usefulness of the method.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1971
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