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.

Keyword :

Anisops, Laccotrephes maculates, laboratory rearing, Hemiptera, Nepidae

Author(s) : Kour, R., Tara, J. S., Sharma, S., Kotwal, S.
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Published Issue : 2013 Vol. 8 Number 2

2013 Vol. 8 Number 2