A comparison of artificial diets for mass rearing Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) as hosts for the larval and the pupal parasitoids.

@article{Murata2012ACO,
  title={A comparison of artificial diets for mass rearing Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) as hosts for the larval and the pupal parasitoids.},
  author={Mika Murata and Ah N Htwe and Shun-ichiro Takano and Huong M. T. Nguyen and Ryoko T. Ichiki and Wataru Sugeno and Atsushi Mochizuki and Satoshi Nakamura},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={802-9}
}
The coconut hispine beetle, Brontispa longissima (Gestro) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a serious pest of coconut palm. In this study, we developed an artificial diet for B. longissima so that the beetle could be used as a host for rearing two of its parasitoids, Asecodes hispinarum Boucek (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and Tetrastichus brontispae Ferrière… CONTINUE READING