Patterns of adult emergence and mating in <i>Micromus tasmaniae</i> (Walker) (Neuroptera Hemerobiidae)


  • A. Yadav
  • X.Z. He
  • Q. Wang



The Tasmanian lacewing Micromus tasmaniae Walker is an important predator of a number of economically important pests such as aphids This study was to investigate the patterns of adult emergence sexual maturation and mating of M tasmaniae in the laboratory at 211C 60 RH and 168 h (lightdark) Results indicate that adult emergence peaked 3 h before the scotophase began There was no significant difference in emergence patterns between males and females (P>005) The sexual maturation period of males and females was 47825 h and 65131 h after emergence respectively and this difference was significant (P<00001) Mating success significantly increased from the first to the eleventh hour after the photophase began The importance of these results in understanding the lacewings reproductive biology and the application of such information to improve biological control is discussed




How to Cite

Yadav, A., X.Z. He, and Q. Wang. “Patterns of Adult Emergence and Mating in &lt;i&gt;Micromus tasmaniae&lt;/i&Gt; (Walker) (Neuroptera Hemerobiidae)”. New Zealand Plant Protection 62 (August 1, 2009): 179–183. Accessed November 29, 2021.




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