This study was carried out to determine the influence of low and high temperatures, at two relative humidities, on eggs of Idaea inquinata, and the time required to obtain complete mortality. Groups of one hundred eggs, 24-48 h old, not acclimatized, were kept at 7 or 12 +/- 1 degrees C, with 35 or 70% r.h., for 5, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, and 22 days, and at 40 +/- 1 degrees C, 35 or 70% r.h., for 10, 13, 18, 22, 24 and 30 h. A test was also conducted at 50 +/- 1 degrees C with 35 or 70% r.h. for 1 h. At the end of the exposure periods, eggs were transferred to 26 +/- 1 degrees C and 70 +/- 5% r.h. and checked daily. As control, hatching was observed on groups of one hundred eggs kept at 26 I C and 70 5% r.h. Experiments were replicated four times. The egg incubation period and the number of I. inquinata eggs hatched were not influenced by humidity. At 7 and 12 degrees C, twenty-two days were required to inhibit eggs hatching at both humidities. At 40 degrees C, egg hatching was inhibited after 38 h at 35% r.h., and after 40 h at 70% r.h. At 50 degrees C hatching was inhibited after 1 h at both 35 and 70% r.h.
Susceptibility of eggs of Idaea inquinata (Scop.) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) to high and low temperatures / L. Limonta, D. P. Locatelli. - In: JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0022-474X. - 60(2015 Jan), pp. 1-4.
|Titolo:||Susceptibility of eggs of Idaea inquinata (Scop.) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) to high and low temperatures|
LIMONTA, LIDIA (Corresponding)
LOCATELLI, DARIA PATRIZIA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Rusty Wave Moth; Temperature; Relative humidity; Eggs; Dried plants|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/11 - Entomologia Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2014.11.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|