Rearing whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemlptera: Aleyrodidae) on soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) rooted leaves

Rodrigo Augusto Santinelo Pereira, Ayres de Oliveira Menezes Junior, Lúcia Miura Sugawara

Abstract


Bemisia tabaci rearing method system on soybean rooted leaf was tested. Rooting occured in 100% of the tested leaves, and the average time to first root emergence was 12.4 days at 25.7±0.7°C (mean ± standard deviation). The rooted leaves were placed in a B. tabaci mass rearing cage, for 48 hours oviposition period. To the insects development, the egg-infested leaves were individually transfered to small cages (10 X 6.5 cm, lenght X diameter), in a temperature controled room (25.8±0.7°C and 14-hour photophase). Average period to egg-adult development was 27.2 days.

 


Keywords


Bemisia tabaci, Glycine max, Rearing, Rooted leaf, Soybean, Whitefly.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.1996v17n1p45

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
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