Laboratory Rearing of Chelysomidea guttata (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae) with Descriptions of Immature Stages

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1989
Authors:J. L. REID, BARTON H. E.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America

Adults and third to fifth instars of <I>Chelysomidea guttata</I> (Herrich-Schaeffer) were collected from <I>Croton capitatus</I> Michaux and <I>C. glandulosus</I> L. in Choctaw County, Ala., and Covington County, Miss., in September 1982, and adults and second instars from <I>C. capitatus</I> in Covington, Simpson, and Rankin counties, Miss., in August 1983. The 1983 adults were maintained and instars were reared on cuttings of <I>C. capitatus</I> in the laboratory at 25.0 &#177; 1&#176;C, a 12:12 (L:D) photoperiod, and ambient humidity. These animals were used to establish a laboratory culture for rearing data from which immatures were selected for descriptions.

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