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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 61–62 | Cite as

Biological studies onPseudohypocera kerteszi (Phoridae, Diptera)

  • J. Chaud-Netto
Specialia
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Summary

15 couples ofPseudohypocera kerteszi were introduced into individual tubes containing culture medium, maintained at 22–28°C and 45–55% relative humidity. The courtship and the behaviour of males and females before and after the copula are described for the first time; the number of eggs laid by each female during the oviposition period and the sexual rate in offspring were registered in each tube. The relative viability from egg to imago was determined in 8 of the 15 tubes.

Keywords

Relative Humidity Biological Study Oviposition Period Individual Tube Relative Viability 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chaud-Netto
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia do Instituto de BiociênciasRio ClaroBrasil

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