dives pairs collected in Nov 2014 oviposited
in the laboratory.
A single gravid female oviposited
about 40 eggs per 1 [mm.sup.2] on the underside of leaves (Figure 1(e)), and eggs hatched within 10 days.
Size of clutch based on oviposited
eggs averaged 9.8 [+ or -] 2.2 (range 4-14, n = 39) and averaged 9.5 [+ or -] 2.1 (range 414, n = 49) when counts of corpora lutea (including those that oviposited
) were included.
However, there was an overall lower egg-laying success of engorged females from the infected group when compared with the control group (Table 2); i.e., although 89.7% of the control engorged females successfully oviposited
in the incubator, only 66.7% of the infected females oviposited
in the same incubator.
Prospoliata bicolorata oviposited
and survived preferentially on small-sized leaves of Miconia prasina, and we also found evidence to support the linkage between preference and performance.
Branson & Vermiere (2007) showed that species that oviposited
near the soil surface were more susceptible to mortality by wildfires than species that placed their eggs deeper in the soil.
Forty eight hours after the first exposure to the host, 96% of the field females and 100% of the laboratory females had already oviposited
. Considering the 1.176 larvae of P.
An unattached female was videotaped as she oviposited
for 37 minutes, much of the time above the surface.
eggs were subsequently collected daily for five days and placed (in groups of 10) in a Petri dish lined with a moistened filter paper piece.
However, the oviposition rate in the unmanaged treatments was so low that only 5 of 127 eggs were oviposited
in these treatments.
obscurus are probably related to the time that the eggs were oviposited
. For example, if a naiad hatched from the egg in June, it would emerge as an adult the following June; if the naiad hatched in August it would emerge as an adult the following August.
The hypothesis proposed that immigrants oviposited
later than residents because the immigrants originated in out crops, which had a different microclimate that delayed adult eclosion.