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Growth and development ofEctomyelois ceratoniae(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) under laboratory mass-rearing conditions

Authors
Journal
Journal of Stored Products Research
0022-474X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-474x(87)90039-7

Abstract

Abstract A simple and inexpensive rearing procedure for Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) yielded mature, 45 mg female larvae 16 days after the eggs hatched. The average period from egg to adult was 26.2 days and some 69% of viable eggs yielded adults. The rate of increase was 20.7.

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