• Impact of mating on the post-embryonic development ofCoranus soosaii Ambrose and Vennison (Insecta—Heteroptera—Reduviidae)

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    • Keywords


      Coranus soosaii ; mating; oviposition pattern; hatchability; development

    • Abstract


      Post-embryonic development of assassin bugCoranus soosaii Ambrose and Vennison was studied in the offsprings of 4 categories of females, viz (i) virgins, (ii) mated once with a male of the same age, (iii) lived continuously with a male of the same age and (iv) lived with 3–4 males of different ages. Mating shortened the pre-oviposition period, enhanced the fecundity and hatchability, hastened the emergence and extended the adult longevity.

    • Author Affiliations


      Dunston P Ambrose1 P Murphy Alexander1

      1. Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College, Palayankottai - 627 002, India
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