oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The effect of temperature on the developmental rate of the immature stages of large carpenter bees, Xylocopa spp. (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae)

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The immature stages of Xylocopa caffra (L.), X. capitata Smith and X. rufitarsis Lepeletier, collected in the southern and south western Cape, were kept at fluctuating temperatures and a range of constant temperatures. Developmental times at these temperatures were measured.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error