Biology of Cerotoma arcuatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and field validation of a laboratory model for temperature requirements.

@article{Nava2003BiologyOC,
  title={Biology of Cerotoma arcuatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and field validation of a laboratory model for temperature requirements.},
  author={Dori Edson Nava and Jos{\'e} Roberto Postali Parra},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={609-14}
}
Cerotoma arcuatus Olivier is a polyphagous pest of legumes [soybean, Glycine max (L.); dry beans, Phaseolus vulgaris (L.); and cowpeas, Vigna unguiculata (L.)], all of which are considered important protein sources for humans and domestic animals. Studies on the biology and temperature requirements of C. arcuatus were made under laboratory and field (cage) conditions. In the laboratory, insects were reared on soybean plants in incubators held at 18, 20, 22, 25, 28, 30, or 32 degrees C, 70… CONTINUE READING