Life history traits of Blaptostethus pallescens (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae), a candidate for use in augmentative biological control in Egypt

@article{Sobhy2014LifeHT,
  title={Life history traits of Blaptostethus pallescens (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae), a candidate for use in augmentative biological control in Egypt},
  author={I. Sobhy and Amany M. Abdul-Hamid and A. A. Sarhan and A. A. Shoukry and N. Mandour and S. Reitz},
  journal={Applied Entomology and Zoology},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={315-324}
}
  • I. Sobhy, Amany M. Abdul-Hamid, +3 authors S. Reitz
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Applied Entomology and Zoology
  • Blaptostethus pallescens Poppius (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) is an abundant native predator in mango orchards and other cropping systems in Egypt. To determine suitable mass-rearing conditions for this little-studied species, we assessed some of its biological characteristics. Testing its thermal response at three constant temperatures (20, 25, 30 °C), showed that immature development time and adult longevity decreased with increasing temperature. Reproductive success of individual females was… CONTINUE READING
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