Life History of Geocoris punctipes (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in the Laboratory

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1967
Authors:R. A. Champlain, Lance Sholdt L.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America

At 25.5&#176;&#177;1.7&#176;C, about 50&#37; RH, and with 14 hr light per day, the average durations of the life stages of <I>Geocoris punctipes</I> (Say) were: egg, 9.9 days, both sexes; total nymphal, &#9794;26.8, &#9792;27.7 days; adults, &#9794;41.5, &#9792;67.7 days. Females averaged 5.2 days preoviposition and 30.8 egg-laying days, and produced 177.7 eggs per female (maximum 469) at an average rate of 5.5 eggs per clay.

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