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Observations on Rearing and Diapause Termination of Sitodiplosis mosellana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in the Laboratory

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Sitodiplosis mosellana (GĂ©hin) was reared through one complete generation in the laboratory. For the adult stage, avoidance of handling, maintenance of at least 60% RH, low night temperature, and the provision of wheat plants at the correct flowering stage were important to survival. For larvae, adequate moisture was essential to induce them to leave their ecdysial sheaths, to penetrate the soil before diapause, and to promote diapause development. Adult emergence ranged from 10.6 to 51.6%, and at least 112 d at 2 was required for optimal emergence.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1988

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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