Feeding behavior of Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on bean pod


Birgucu A. K. , KARSAVURAN Y.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, vol.37, no.3, pp.343-358, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-358

Abstract

The study aimed to find out feeding behavior of Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on bean. For this purpose, an individual of the pest put in the observation cage which is placed on a bean plant in the manner involving a pod was observed for a one-hour. Throughout the one-hour observation period, the durations of staying anywhere out of the pod, staying on the pod without feeding and total feeding were determined separately in seconds (sec) by means of a stopwatch. The total feeding duration was investigated in three periods as the pahases of initial, probing and active feeding. The experiments conducted in a controlled climate room conditions at temperature 25 +/- 1 degrees C, relative humidity 45% +/- 5% and photoperiod 16:8 h.