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- Kameyama, Yasunobu, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Journal of insect science 2014 v.14 no.68 pp. 1-8
- Eotetranychus; adulthood; color; diapause; eggs; females; mites; molting; mothers; photoperiod; rearing; temperature
- ... The spider mite, Eotetranychus smithi Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tetranychidae), exhibits a facultative diapause that occurs at the egg stage. Diapause was induced by low temperatures alone (≤ 17.5°C) and averted by high temperatures (≥ 20°C). Photoperiod had little effect on diapause induction. This is the first example of temperature-induced diapause in spider mites. The diapause eggs became larg ...