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Symbiotic Relationship Between Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and Fusarium solani (Moniliales: Tuberculariaceae)
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Evidence of a symbiotic relationship between Fusarium solani (Martius) and Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) is found and the asperites appear to increase the chances of fungal deposition on the pronotum when female beetles bore into infested coffee beans. Expand
Rate of Increase and Adult Longevity of Catolaccus grandis (Burks) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in the Laboratory at Four Temperatures
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The reproductive potential and longevity of adult females of Catolaccus grandis (Burks) (an exotic parasitoid of the cotton boll weevil) were determined under laboratory conditions at four constant temperatures and the food treatments that included honey significantly increased longevity with respect to those treatments that lacked it. Expand
Developmental Plasticity in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Analysis of Instar Variation in Number and Development Time under Different Diets
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The variation in instar number and the pattern of sequential instar development time of Tenebrio molitor L. molitor was studied under 4 different diet regimes and pattern of instar variation is discussed in regard to the insertion of new instars based on variation of stadia length. Expand
Insect Mass Production Technologies
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This chapter presents and describes the current technologies and state-of-the-art of insect production (farming) for feed and food, and presents an example of a modern insect farm describing mechanized and automated steps on multiple insect species production. Expand
Two meridic diets for Perillus bioculatus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), a predator of Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
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A significant reduction in developmental time, increase in survival from egg to adult, and reduction in length of the preovipositional period were observed after 11 generations of in vitro reared P. bioculatus individuals reared on artificial diets, which may indicate that the predators experience some degree of adaptation to the diet after several consecutive generations ofIn vitro rearing. Expand
Size and Chemical Composition of Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Spermatophores
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Results indicate that polygynous behavior on H. virescens can be influenced by the type of male feeding, particularly on males fed nothing, water, sucrose solution, or nectar. Expand
Use of a factitious host and supplemented adult diet to rear and induce oogenesis in Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera : Pteromalidae)
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The results indicate that C. maculatus is a promising factitious host to rear and condition C. grandis females and parasitoids completed development in all coleopteran species. Expand
Bait Matrix for Delivery of Chitin Synthesis Inhibitors to the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
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None of the bait formulations were significantly repellent or feeding deterrent to the termite workers evidenced by the lack of full consumption of alternative food sources, and no significant differences in consumption were observed among the chitin synthesis inhibitor treatments. Expand
Nutritional Ecology of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): Feeding Response to Commercial Wood Species
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The feeding preferences of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, were tested in three separate experiments on 28 different wood species and it was found that northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) were the most preferred species by C.formosanus. Expand
Effects of host nutrition on virulence and fitness of entomopathogenic nematodes: Lipid- and protein-based supplements in Tenebrio molitor diets.
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Analysis of pest control efficacy of progeny of nematodes that had been reared through T. molitor from different diets against Diaprepes abbreviatus and Otiorhynchus sulcatus indicates that nutritional content of an insect host diet can affect host susceptibility to entomopathogenic Nematodes and nematode fitness. Expand
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