Biology of Symploce pallens (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae).

  title={Biology of Symploce pallens (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae).},
  author={Nurmastini Sufina Bujang and C. K. Lee},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  volume={103 2},
Here, we describe the biology of a relatively new pest cockroach species in Southeast Asia, Symploce pallens (Stephens) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). S. pallens collected from Penang Island, Malaysia, were used for the biological parameter studies and were observed for molting and reproduction events. Nymphal development took 118.2 +/- 1.7 d, with a mean of 9.5 +/- 0.1 molts. The oothecal incubation period was 36.1 +/- 0.2 d. Females produced a mean of 16.0 +/- 10.2 oothecae, with mean 17.6… CONTINUE READING