The Life History of Craspeduchus Pulchellus, a Lygaeid New to the United States (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

Authors

  • Richard M. Baranowski
  • James A. Slater

Abstract

Craspeduchus pulchellus (F.), a widespread neotropical species is first reported from the United States. In this country it is known only from Key Largo, Florida where it is found on Corchorus siliquosus L. Eggs are deposited on the ground in loose clusters. The nymphs and adults are found on plants of C. siliquosus feeding on the seedpods or they may be found beneath the plants feeding on fallen seeds. The immature stages are described and figured.

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Published

1975-12-01

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Literature Review Articles