Development, fecundity and egg dispersion of Zabrotes subfasciatus

@inproceedings{Dendy1991DevelopmentFA,
  title={Development, fecundity and egg dispersion of Zabrotes subfasciatus},
  author={Julie Dendy and Peter F. Credland},
  year={1991}
}
  • Julie Dendy, Peter F. Credland
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Zabrotes subfasciatus Boh. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) is the smallest of the bruchids commonly infesting stored legume seeds, yet its wild and cultivated hosts, Phaseolus lunatus and P. vulgaris, have large seeds. It is demonstrated that the maximum fecundity of females is around 55 eggs which are aggregated onto some of the available hosts. About 80% of the eggs normally hatch and development at 27 °C and 70% relative humidity takes around 34 days. The sex ratio of emerging adults is slightly… CONTINUE READING

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