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- Ho, C.C.; Lo, K.C.; Chen, W.H.
- Environmental entomology 1995 v.24 no.3 pp. 601-607
- geographical distribution; interspecific variation; oviposition; ova; Amblyseius idaeus; host plants; predatory mites; crossing; life cycle (organisms); food consumption; Taiwan
- ... Female and male Amblyseius longispinosus (Evans) and A. womersleyi (Schicha) were reared in an incubator at 28 degrees C and a photoperiod of 13:11 (L:D) h. They were supplied with eggs of Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida for food. A. longispinosus matured in 5.02 and 5.0 d, and consumed 13.84 and 11.2 spider mites eggs, respectively A. womersleyi matured in 4.92 and 4.67 d, and consumed 15.32 and 11. ...
- Kistler, R.A.
- Environmental entomology 1995 v.24 no.3 pp. 663-672
- interspecific variation; air temperature; phenology; desert animals; Bruchidae; Prosopis velutina; life cycle (organisms); population dynamics; Arizona
- ... The effect that harsh, variable desert temperatures might have on the structure and population dynamics of a guild of Bruchidae (Coleoptera) that feed in the seeds of mesquite, Prosopis velutina Wooten, was examined in a 3-yr field and laboratory study. Metabolic rate, fecundity, longevity, developmental times, survivorship, and body size were measured across the temperature spectrum in which the ...