Observations on wing development in aphids

  • H. L. Kulkarny

VI. Summary

An account of the results of experiments regarding overcrowding of aphids on plants and subjection of aphids to darkness as factors in the wing development of aphidsMacrosiphum jaceæ is given.
  1. (1)

    It is observed that poor nutrition due to overcrowding induces to a large extent wing development in aphids.

  2. (2)

    Subjection of aphids to increasing hours of darkness did not produce winged forms of aphids.



Alate Form Winged Form Wing Development Alate Aphid Viviparous Female 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1956

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Kulkarny
    • 1
  1. 1.College of AgricultureDharwar

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