|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1967|
|Authors:||J. D. WILKINSON, DAUGHERTY D. M.|
|Journal:||Annals of the Entomological Society of America|
Nymphs and adults of <I>Alydus pilosulus</I> Herrich-Schaeffer, held in plastic containers and fed water-soaked and sprouted soybean seeds, were reared over a 7-month period in growth chambers, with a 15-hr daily photo-period and with temperatures programmed to coincide with mean hourly temperatures in June at Columbia, Missouri. Females produced an average of 46 eggs each (2.8/day; maximum, 22/day in an average period of 16 days. Egg hatch was 77%. The developmental period of overwintering (diapausing) eggs was more than double that of nondiapausing eggs. Total nymphal development required an average of 27 days, and nymphal mortality in all stadia was 85%.