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3 August 2019 Improved Semipure Artificial Diet for Ectropis obliqua (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Yong Zhang, YiRan Chen, Chan Zhang, TianYu Zhao, YanHua Long, YanZhuo Zhang, YunQiu Yang
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An improved artificial diet for Ectropis obliqua Prout (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) is described. Mean growth parameters of insects fed the diet demonstrated a higher level of pupation, a greater pupal weight, and a higher level of emergence from pupation as compared to those fed a commonly used general purpose diet. The feeding effect is similar to a diet containing tea powder. This improved artificial diet is suitable for E. obliqua used in research and allows for the addition of any monomeric compounds to assess impacts on E. obliqua growth or other parameters.

Yong Zhang, YiRan Chen, Chan Zhang, TianYu Zhao, YanHua Long, YanZhuo Zhang, and YunQiu Yang "Improved Semipure Artificial Diet for Ectropis obliqua (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)," Journal of Entomological Science 54(3), 250-255, (3 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.18474/JES18-47
Received: 8 April 2018; Accepted: 29 July 2018; Published: 3 August 2019
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artificial diet
Ectropis obliqua
geometrid
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