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2008
Volume 11
Issue 2
Topic:
Horticulture
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Golan K. 2008. HONEYDEW EXCRETION ACTIVITY IN Coccus hesperidum L. (Hemiptera, Coccinea), EJPAU 11(2), #24.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume11/issue2/abs-24.html

HONEYDEW EXCRETION ACTIVITY IN COCCUS HESPERIDUM L. (HEMIPTERA, COCCINEA)

Katarzyna Golan
Department of Entomology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


In the present study honeydew excretion process was investigated using modified hygrothermographs for daily measures, following the method applied in the 80’s by Koteja. Diurnal activity of honeydew excretion in different developmental stages of Coccus hesperidum was analyzed. Maximum activity of Coccus hesperidum honeydew production has been observed at afternoon and night hours. The difference size and density of honeydew droplets in relation to the scale insects developmental stage and diurnal rhythm of Coccus hesperidum has been noted.

Key words: Coccus hesperidum, Coccidae, scale insects, threshold coccids, honeydew, honeydew excretion activity, droplet volume, droplet density, droplet diameter.


Katarzyna Golan
Department of Entomology,
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
7 Leszczy˝skiego, 20-060 Lublin, Poland
Phone: (+48 81) 532 30 47
email: katarzyna.golan@up.lublin.pl

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