Biology of the flea beetle,Altica carduorum [Col.: Chrysomelidae] on Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) in South Dakota


A laboratory colony of 50 adults ofAltica carduorum Guérin-Méneville was established at South Dakota State University. Beetles reared in this colony had an average preoviposition period of 7 days when exposed to a regular cycle of 16 hr of light (24°C) and 8 hr of darkness (12.7°C). The laboratory reared females, whose longevity averaged 100 days, laid an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02371586

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