oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Oviposition by Ephestia kuhniella Zell
|Article Title||Oviposition by Ephestia kuhniella Zell|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Entomology, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Sep 1945|
|Pages||53 - 59|
|Keyword(s)||Controlled temperature, Eggs laid per moth, Ephestia kï¿½hniella parasite, Host material, Humidity, Moth density, Rearing of parasites and Stimulus for oviposition|
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 eggï¿½laying takes place. The latter is negatively correlated with the degree of overcrowding.
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