Accession Number : AD1036537

Title :   The Influence of Fluctuating Temperature on Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : ERDC Vicksburg United States

Personal Author(s) : Grodowitz,Michael J ; Harms,Nathan E ; Freedman,Jan E

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Report Date : 01 Jul 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : PURPOSE: Information from unpublished reports, field, and greenhouse observations suggests that temperatures exceeding 29 deg C can cause reduced development and increased mortality of Megamelus scutellaris Berg (waterhyacinth planthopper), a biological control agent released for the management of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms). This document reports the results of an experiment conducted under greenhouse conditions designed to gauge temperature impacts to M. scutellaris survival and reproduction under fluctuating temperatures regimes.

Descriptors :   Hemiptera , biological control agents , INVASIVE SPECIES (FLORA) , high temperature , air temperature , low temperature

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE