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Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Development and Oviposition of Sitotroga cerealella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

P. E. Boldt
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan., 1974), pp. 30-36
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25082618
Page Count: 7
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Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Development and Oviposition of Sitotroga cerealella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
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Abstract

The fecundity of Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) in wheat was greatest at 25 to 30°C. Development of pupae was shortest at 30-32°C, and differences due to relative humidity were not significant. Optimum conditions for development, attainment of adult weight, and percentage emergence were 30-32°C and 65-80% RH.

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