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Author(s):Reinert, James A.
Author Affiliation:University of Florida, IFAS Agricultural Research Center, Fort Lauderdale
Title:Life history of the striped grassworm, Mocis latipes
Source:Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Vol. 68, No. 2, March 1975, p. 201-204.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Columbus, Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Mocis latipes; History; Life cycle
Abstract/Contents:"The striped Grassworm, Mocis latipes (Guenee), is an annual pest of pasture grasses and an occasional pest of turf grasses in Florida. Females begin oviposition on the 3rd day after emerging; the larvae pass through 6 or 7 larval stadia with pupation taking place on the ground in a folded grass blade. Insects passing through 6 larval stadia required a mean of 30.5 (28-37) days while those with 7 larval instars required a mean of 32.4 (30-38) days to develop from eggs to adults at 27+-2C and ca. 80% RH. Larval instars can be easily separated by measuring head capsule widths which fit Dyar's ranges with an overall ratio of 0.70. An average of 442.42 mg of leaf tissue was consumed by a developing larva with an average conversion ratio of 0.25."
Note:Reprinted from the Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 68:2.
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Geographic Terms:Florida
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Reinert, J. A. 1975. Life history of the striped grassworm, Mocis latipes. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 68(2):p. 201-204.
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