Biology of Mylabris impressa stillata ( Baudi , 1878 ) in a Laboratory Colony ( Coleoptera : Meloidae )

  title={Biology of Mylabris impressa stillata ( Baudi , 1878 ) in a Laboratory Colony ( Coleoptera : Meloidae )},
  author={MR Nikbakhtzadeh and Hassan Vatandoost and Javad Rafinejad},
Background: In order to study the biology of Mylabris impressa stillata, which little is known about, a laboratory colony was established. Methods: In this descriptive study, the laboratory colony was collected from Toyserkan County in Hamedan Province, Iran. To feed the larval instars, a parallel colony of the grasshopper, Schistocerca gregaria was set-up. Meloid females lived for several months and laid egg masses with the intervals of about 2 weeks. The first instar larvae, named triungulin… CONTINUE READING

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