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- Fombong, Ayuka T.; Haas, Fabian; Ndegwa, Paul N.; Irungu, Lucy W.
- International journal of tropical insect science 2012 v.32 no.1 pp. 56-63
- multivoltine habit, etc ; Scarabaeidae; adults; beehives; cattle manure; eggs; hatching; head; honey bee colonies; instars; larvae; legs; pests; photoperiod; pupae; rearing; relative humidity; soil sterilization; taxon descriptions; Kenya; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... The life history of Oplostomus haroldi (Witte), a recently reported pest of honeybee colonies in East Africa, was studied for the first time under laboratory conditions. Adult O. haroldi collected from beehives in the coastal part of Kenya were reared on a mixture of moist sterilized soil and cow dung. At 25 ± 2 °C, 50 ± 5% relative humidity and a 10 h light-14 h dark photoperiod, the laid eggs to ...