The Effect of Some Sugar Supplemented Diet with Various Sucrose Ratios on the Life Cycle and Egg Productivity of the Adult Females of Pimpla turionellae L. (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)


MERCIMEK S., ÖZALP P. , Coskun M.

JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, cilt.12, ss.1-7, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-7

Özet

This study aimed to investigate the effect of nutrition which consisted of 7% of ribose, rhamnose, arabinose, and xylose supplemented with 0, 7, and 14% of sucrose respectively on the life cycle and egg production of the adult females of Pimpla turionellae, In all experimental combinations, the nutritions containing 7% of ribose, rhamnose, arabinose, and xylose had an effect on the insects to which lived approximately 9 days and the addition of sucrose could extend this period in some way. The time extension was significantly at low level compared to the control (except for the combination of 7% ribose and 14% sucrose). All nutrient combinations caused remarkable decreases in egg productivity of the insect. The nutrition, except 7% arabinose and 7% sucrose combination, did not affect egg hatching.