Megalotomus parvus West. (Hemiptera: Alydidae): inseto adequado para experimentação e didática entomológica

Maurício U. Ventura, Antônio R. Panizzi
1997 Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil  
Megalotomus parvus West. is a neotropical alydid very common and abundant in northern Paraná State (23 o 11' S latitude, 51 o 11' W longitude). A colony of this bug was maintained in the laboratory for successive generations. Nymphs and adults were reared in plastic boxes (12,0 x 12, 0 x 3,8 cm) lined with filter paper, using mature seeds of pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan plus water (imbibed cotton). The easiness of which M. parvus was reared in the laboratory allow to suggest the use of this bug
more » ... use of this bug for research and teaching purposes.
doi:10.1590/s0301-80591997000300026 fatcat:v5nqpikfmrcingrtrgwq7stkrm