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    Reproductive potential of Chrysoperla externa maintained in different cage sizes in laboratory conditions


    Magalhães Borges Battel, Ana Paula and de Andrade Moral, Rafael and Alves Rodrigues, Camila and da Silva Araújo, Márcio and Conde Godoy, Wesley Augusto (2017) Reproductive potential of Chrysoperla externa maintained in different cage sizes in laboratory conditions. Ciência Rural, 47 (3). e20160381. ISSN 1678-4596

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the influence of cage sizes on the survival and reproductive potential of Chrysoperla externa (Hagen). Size of breeding cages significantly affected the reproductive potential of C. externa. Our results indicated that in cages smaller (7.5cm of diameter) than those usually recommended for the rearing of this insect (10cm diameter), females showed higher rates of oviposition. Reduction of space for rearing natural enemies in the laboratory is very important for developing biological control programs.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: green lacewing; mass rearing; oviposition; predator;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 9995
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-8478cr20160381
    Depositing User: Rafael de Andrade Moral
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 14:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Ciência Rural
    Publisher: Scielo
    Refereed: Yes
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