Distributions of Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Litter of a Compacted Earth Floor Broiler House in Subtropical Queensland, Australia

@inproceedings{Lambkin2007DistributionsOL,
  title={Distributions of Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Litter of a Compacted Earth Floor Broiler House in Subtropical Queensland, Australia},
  author={Trevor A. Lambkin and Rosemary A. Kopittke and Steven J. Rice and Justin S. Bartlett and Myron P. Zalucki},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Distributions of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), in litter of a compacted earth floor broiler house in southeastern Queensland, Australia, were studied over two flocks. Larvae were the predominant stage recorded. Significantly low densities occurred in open locations and under drinker cups where chickens had complete access, whereas high densities were found under feed pans and along house edges where chicken access was restricted. For each… 
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