Life cycle and laboratory rearing of Laccotrephes maculates (Hemiptera: Nepidae) from Jammu (J & K, India)Abstract : The life cycle of Laccotrephes maculates was studied by rearing from egg to adult in laboratory conditions at a temperature of 28.9± 1.08oC with description of immature stages. Individuals were reared on nymphs of Anisops sp. (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) and mosquito larvae. The incubation period averaged 12.6 days. Durations of five subsequent instars averaged 8.1, 10.0, 10.3, 11.3 and 9.1 days respectively. Total life cycle averaged 61.4 days.