oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the Behaviour of Crawlers of the Citrus Mussel Scale, Lepidosaphes beckii (Newm.) (Homoptera: Diaspididae)

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Although much has been published on various aspects of the biology of the diaspid scale insects, little is known of the ""crawler"", the free� living larval stage responsible for the distribution of the species. The present work was carried out on crawlers of the citrus mussel scale insect, Lepidosaphes beckii (Newm.), and relates to three questions hatching, the wandering period, and settling.

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