Bulletin of Entomological Research (1995) 85, 501-506

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Edmund C.W. Leong and S.H. Ho (1995)
Life cycle of Liposcelis entomophila (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) and a culturing regime for liposcelids
Bulletin of Entomological Research 85 (4), 501-506
Abstract: The life cycle of Liposcelis entomophila (Enderlein) (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) was studied at 30 ± 1°C and 75 ± 3% r.h. The mean developmental period of the females was 22.3 days and that of the males was 18.4 days. This corresponded to the males undergoing three, and the females four, nymphal stages. A 28% developmental mortality was observed. The average number of offspring produced in the first fortnight was 9.6 and the natural mortality of the females was noted only from the sixth week, increasing to 54.1% by the 12th week. An extraction and culturing regime to obtain populations of one- to three-week old adult females was developed. This procedure was also found to be ideal for L. bostrychophila Badonnel.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
rearing/culturing/mass production
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Liposcelis bostrychophila Singapore
Liposcelis entomophila Singapore