Biology and Reproductive Rate of the Leucaena Psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford

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1990
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Takara, John M.
Dinker, Richard J.
Nagamine, Walter T.
Teramoto, Kenneth K.
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Hawaiian Entomological Society
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The biology and reproductive rate of the leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford was studied using Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit as host. Total developmental time was 10-11 days; eggs hatched in 2-3 days and the five nymphal instars required 8-9 days. Mean adult longevity was 10.6 days for females and 6.4 days for males. The preoviposition period ranged from 1-3 days. Mean egg production during the oviposition period was 18.8 eggs per day. The results of the reproductive study indicated a potential for rapid population increase if left unchecked.
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Takara JM, Dinker RJ, Nagamine WT, Teramoto KK. 1990. Biology and reproductive rate of the leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 30:23-29.
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