Life Cycle of Carpophilus humeralis F. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Puerto Rico
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Gallardo-Covas, F. (1984). Life Cycle of Carpophilus humeralis F. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 68(1), 53-57. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v68i1.7258

Abstract

Carpophilus humeralis F. is one of the main pests on pineapple in Puerto Rico. This insect has high population densities because of a high reproductive potential, each female under laboratory conditions, lays about 542 eggs over a two month period, averaging 9 eggs per day; short larval period (18 days); longevity of adults (2.5 months); and abundance of ripe fruit in pineapple fields as sites for constant reproduction.
https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v68i1.7258
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