Journal of Medical Entomology (1996) 33, 257-260

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Larry G. Arlian and Jacqueline S. Dippold (1996)
Development and fecundity of Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)
Journal of Medical Entomology 33 (2), 257-260
Abstract: Duration of the life cycle at 16, 23, 30, and 35°C and fecundity at 23°C and 75% RH were determined for the American house dust mite, Dermatophagoides farinae Hughes. Lengths of the life cycles at 23 and 30°C were 35.6 ± 4.4 and 17.5 ± 1.2 d, respectively. Few eggs completed development to the adult stage at 16 and 35°C. At 23°C and 75% RH, the preoviposition period was 3.7 ± 1.1 d following emergence of the female from the tritonymph. The average reproductive period was 34.0 ± 10.7 d with a mean total of 65.5 ±17.4 eggs produced per female. Female longevity after cessation of egg production was 63.3 ± 64.6 d.
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Database assignments for author(s): Larry G. Arlian

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
environment - cropping system/rotation

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Dermatophagoides farinae