A technique for measuring growth rate and survival of armoured scale insects
AbstractA method for measuring the size and growth rate of armoured scale insects using digital image analysis is described It was used in a preliminary experiment that demonstrated betweenplant differences in the growth rate of armoured scale insects on kiwifruit leaves It also allowed the timing and extent of mortality factors to be measured accurately Heavy predation of armoured scale insects on kiwifruit leaves probably caused by earwigs was observed for the first time The development of this technique as a tool for both ecological studies of scale insect and in measuring the relative resistance of kiwifruit germplasm to armoured scale insects is discussed
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Hill, M., Mauchline, N., Cate, L. and Connolly, P. 2005. A technique for measuring growth rate and survival of armoured scale insects. New Zealand Plant Protection. 58, (Aug. 2005), 288–293. DOI:https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2005.58.4265.