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- Shintani, Yoshinori; Kawazu, Kei; Hirose, Yuzuru
- Entomological science 2015 v.18 no.3 pp. 360-367
- multivoltine habit, etc ; Abelmoschus esculentus; Hibiscus mutabilis; Noctuidae; autumn; diapause; insects; instars; larvae; leaves; mortality; okra; pests; phenology; photoperiod; prepupae; seasonal variation; temperature; winter; Japan; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... The hibiscus caterpillar, Xanthodes transversa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a multivoltine insect that is an important pest of Malvaceae plants such as the okra, Abelmoschus esculentus, and the common rose mallow, Hibiscus mutabilis, in Japan. In the present study, the effects of photoperiod and temperature on the induction of prepupal diapause and the adaptive significance of this diapause were e ...
- OHWAKI, Atsushi; NAKAMURA, Koji
- Entomological science 2010 v.13 no.3 pp. 280-287
- multivoltine habit, etc ; Carabidae; Tachinidae; adults; autumn; body length; eclosion; hosts; imagos; larvae; parasitism; parasitoids; puparium; spring; summer; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Zaira cinerea (Fallén) is a parasitoid fly (Diptera: Tachinidae) that attacks adult carabid beetles. To better understand mechanisms of population persistence in this species, we examined seasonality of host beetle abundance, the frequency of parasitism, and the timing of fly eclosion. In addition, we evaluated host quality using numbers of larvae or puparia per individual beetle as a measure of q ...