Improved Technique for Rearing Spittlebugs (Homoptera: Cercopidae)
Authors: LAPOINTE, S. L.; SOTELO, G.; ARANGO, G.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 82, Number 6, December 1989 , pp. 1764-1766(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A simple technique for rearing spittlebug nymphs (Zulia colombiana (Lallemand). Aeneolamia reducta (Lallemand), and others) and a highly efficient method for recovering spittlebug eggs are described. Favorable conditions for rearing nymphs are obtained by growing susceptible grass plants in plastic pots with an aluminum cover. The cover maintains high relative humidity inside the pots during nymphal development when ambient humidity is low. Darkness and humidity afforded by the cover also stimulate proliferation of superficial rootlets and provide abundant feeding sites for early instars. An oviposition chamber in which spittlebug eggs can be rapidly and efficiently recovered in large quantities from an easily prepared soil substrate is described.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1989-12-01
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