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Life histories and rearing techniques of representative species of the order Thysanoptera

Young, Sharon Clairene

Scope of Study: Information on the biology and life histories of insects in the order Thysanoptera is scattered and usually published as explanatory material in taxonomic and control literature. This paper is an attempt to bring together and compare life history data for representative species. A section on rearing Thysanoptera for study in the laboratory is also included.

Findings and Conclusions: A great deal of variation in habits and life cycles was found. There are a number of species whose life histories have never been studied. Several basic rearing techniques have been developed which can be adapted to a particular species and research problem.