Effect of Prey Availability on Development and Reproduction of the Predatory Lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

  title={Effect of Prey Availability on Development and Reproduction of the Predatory Lacewing Dichochrysa prasina (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)},
  author={Maria L. Pappas and George D Broufas and Dimitris S. Koveos},
ABSTRACT Preimaginal development and reproduction of the predatory lacewing Dichochrysa prasina Burmeister (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) when its larvae had access at different nymphal numbers of the aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) were studied under laboratory conditions at 25 ± 1°C and a photoperiod of 16:8 (L:D) h. Preimaginal development decreased from 46.0 to 31.6 d for females and from 41.4 to 31.5 d for males, with an increase in the number of available aphids from five… Expand
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