A method for rearing <i>Arhopalus ferus</i> (Mulsant) (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) larvae on a modified artificial diet


  • A.M. Barrington
  • D.P. Logan
  • P.G. Connolly




Burnt pine longhorn (BPL) Arhopalus ferus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) is an introduced species sometimes found in association with export logs and sawn timber A rearing method was developed to produce larvae of a known age number and quality for control trials Growth of larvae from newly hatched to 5 weeks was measured on a standard cerambycid artificial diet and on modified diets Replacing pine wood with pine bark sawdust increased survival at 5 weeks from 23 to 76 and mean weight from 9 to 21 mg There were significant interactions between the influences of three factors (diet period of rearing initial larval density) on the weight of surviving larvae Individual rearing was preferred for convenience and a standardised method was used to rear 8740 larvae for disinfestation trials Establishment and survival to 6 weeks for these larvae was 97




How to Cite

Barrington, A., Logan, D. and Connolly, P. 2015. A method for rearing &lt;i&gt;Arhopalus ferus&lt;/i&gt; (Mulsant) (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) larvae on a modified artificial diet. New Zealand Plant Protection. 68, (Jan. 2015), 353–359. DOI:https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2015.68.5812.




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