Laboratory studies on the biology of the Banks grass mite

Tan, F.M. and Ward, C.R. (1977) Laboratory studies on the biology of the Banks grass mite. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 70 (4). pp. 534-536.

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When reared in the laboratory on grain sorghum the life-cycle of Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) lasted 7-13 days and the total length of life varied from 14 to 26 days. Six to 14 eggs were laid per female per day with the highest oviposition on the sixth day in the adult stage. Age-specific life-tables were constructed for one generation under 2 rearing methods, and a population increase of more than 70-fold was predicted to occur under the test conditions

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Entomology Section, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 08:43

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