Transportation and Culture of Tytthus mundului
Author: Stephens, Gillian S.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 68, Number 6, 15 December 1975 , pp. 753-754(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Nymphs of Tytthus mundulus (Breddin), an egg predator of the sugarcane leafhopper, Perkinsiella saccharicida Kirkaldy, were transported in plastic vials containing short sections of sugarcane leaves. In transit, nymphs fed on eggs of Musca domestica L. inserted in the leaf tissue. After transportation, nymphs were reared to adults and were fed on either housefly or sugarcane leafhopper eggs. There was little difference in longevity, fecundity, and mating behavior between adults fed on either diet. T. mundulus has been reared through 3 generations on a diet of housefly eggs.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 15, 1975
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