Effect of temperature on development, survival, and fecundity of Microplitis manilae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).

@article{Qiu2012EffectOT,
  title={Effect of temperature on development, survival, and fecundity of Microplitis manilae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).},
  author={Bo Qiu and Zhong-Shi Zhou and Shu-ping Luo and Z Xu},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={657-64}
}
Microplitis manilae Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a larval parasitoid, is a potential biological control agent of both Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) and Spodoptera litura (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Aspects of the climatic requirements for development, including survival, longevity, and fecundity of M. manilae were studied at six constant temperature regimes (17, 20, 23, 26, 29, and 32°C) in the laboratory. The results showed that developmental duration for egg, larva, pupa, and the entire… CONTINUE READING