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Rearing the southern green stink bug using an artificial dry diet and an artificial plant

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Author(s): PANIZZI ANTÔNIO RICARDO | PARRA JOSÉ ROBERTO POSTALI | SANTOS CLÁUDIA HIRT | CARVALHO DIOGO RODRIGUES

Journal: Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
ISSN 0100-204X

Volume: 35;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1709;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: Pentatomidae | Nezara viridula | Glycine max | nymphs | oviposition | rearing techniques

ABSTRACT
Laboratory and greenhouse studies were conducted with an artificial dry diet to rear nymphs, and with an artificial plant as substrate for egg laying by the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.). The artificial diet was composed of: soybean protein (15 g); potato starch (7.5 g); dextrose (7.5 g); sucrose (2.5 g); cellulose (12.5 g); vitamin mixture (niacinamide 1 g, calcium pantothenate 1 g, thiamine 0.25 g, riboflavin 0.5 g, pyridoxine 0.25 g, folic acid 0.25 g, biotin 0.02 mL, vitamin B12 1 g - added to 1,000 mL of distilled water) (5.0 mL); soybean oil (20 mL); wheat germ (17.9 g); and water (30 mL). Nymphs showed normal feeding behavior when fed on the artificial diet. Nymphal development time was longer than or similar to that of nymphs fed on soybean pods. Total nymphal mortality was low (ca. 30%), both for nymphs reared on the artificial diet, and for nymphs fed on soybean pods. At adult emergence, fresh body weights were significantly (P

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