oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Oviposition by Ephestia kuhniella Zell

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The effect of moth density upon the reproductive rate of Ephestia kiihniella is discussed in the light of experimental data. It is shown that the reproductive rate increases in direct proportion to the number of moths per unit area until an optimum density is reached, after which a rapid decline in egg�laying takes place. The latter is negatively correlated with the degree of overcrowding.

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