|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1972|
|Authors:||D. M. Dunbar|
|Journal:||Annals of the Entomological Society of America|
Little information is recorded about the biology of <I>Geocoris</I> species. Butler (1966) studied the effects of temperature on several predaceous Hemiptera including <I>G. pallens</I> Stäl and <I>G. punctipes</I> (Say). Champlain and Sholdt (1966, 1967a, b) reared <I>G. punctipes</I> in the laboratory and studied its life history. Staten (197O) established that <I>G. punctipes</I> nymphs are capable of acting as a vector for the nuclear polyhedrosis virus of <I>Trichoplusia ni</I> (Hübner).