Notes on the Mating Behavior of Geocoris punctipes (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

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> St&#228;l 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> (H&#252;bner).

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