Hylobius pale;1 A Meridic Larval Diet Using Sitosterol2
Author: CLARK, E. W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 4, August 1973 , pp. 841-843(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A meridic diet was developed for rearing Hylobius pales (Herbst) from 1st instar to adult. A previously described diet containing wheat germ, wheat germ oil, and the phloem of loblolly pine was modified by substitution of linoleic, linolenic, and palmitic acids, and tocopherol for the first two natural products and of -sitosterol for phloem. Approximately 25 percent of the newly hatched larvae placed on this diet reached the adult stage in an average time of 68 days, which is within the normal developmental range of the pales weevil. Cholesterol could not be substituted for sitosterol.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1973-08-01
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