Life history and mating behavior of a black-bodied strain of the cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)

Abstract

Adults of the cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius), usually have brownish–red bodies. In this study, we selected for black body color and established a black body strain as a genetic marker. Subsequently, we conducted experimental crosses and discovered that the black body color was characterized by recessive inheritance. Moreover, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13355-012-0103-0

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