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Biology and fertility life table of Mahanarva fimbriolata (Stål) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in sugarcane

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José Francisco Garcia ; Paulo Sérgio Machado Botelho ; José Roberto Postali Parra
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Scientia Agricola; v. 63, n. 4, p. 317-320, Ago. 2006.

Mahanarva fimbriolata (Stål) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) is the most important pest of sugarcane harvested without the use of fire to burn leaf trash. Its biology was studied for three generations in order to obtain basic information about its life cycle. A fertility life table was used to evaluate the quality of laboratory-reared insects. Data were obtained at a temperature of 25 ± 1ºC, RH of 70 ± 10%, and a 14-hour photophase. The incubation period lasted 21 days with a viability of 81%; the nymph stage had a duration of 37 days, with a 94% viability; the male and female longevities were 18 and 23 days, respectively, with a pre-oviposition period of 5 days and an oviposition period of 16 days, with a fecundity of 342 eggs, with a life-cycle (egg-adult) of 60 days. A net reproductive rate (Ro) of 131 females produced per female per generation was measured, with a finite rate of increase (lambda) of 1.085. The fertility life table proved to be adequate to be evaluate the quality of laboratory-reared M. fimbriolata populations. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 99/08585-9 - Evaluation and control of pests, diseases and persistence of herbicides in sugarcane agroecosystems with mechanized harvesting system, without burning
Grantee:Antonio Batista Filho
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants