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1 January 2008 The Effects of Rhyparochromidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) on Fig Seed Germination
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Based on a series of laboratory experiments the effects of four rhyparochromids (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae) species on seed germination of four species of figs (Moraceae) were tested. Rhyparochromids considerably reduced seed germination depending on the species and the species of fig; it varied from 60 to more than 90%. Seed germination was also affected by agaonids (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae); the proportion of seeds damaged by agaonids varied from 44 to 63%.

Luis Cervantes P. and Ricardo Carranza A. "The Effects of Rhyparochromidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) on Fig Seed Germination," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110(1), 223-233, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797-110.1.223
Published: 1 January 2008
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