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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Life history of mango twig borer, Callimetopus capito (Pascoe) Coleoptera, Cerambycidae

Adoro L, Domingo F, Baysa J, Dela Cruz B, Dacayo N, Garcia S, Farin E, Roxas A and Lutap L

Mango twig borer (Callimetopus capito) completed its life cycle from 135 to 245 days. Eggs were cucumber shaped, shiny, off-white in color, with an average length of 3.7 mm and a diameter of 1.33 mm. Larvae had developmental period of 145-221 days with seven larval instars. The pupal stage ranged from 10-17 days. The average length and width of pupae were 1.87 cm and 0.51 cm, respectively. Adults appeared light in color when newly emerged but turned to dark brownish grey within a day.
Eggs were laid singly or in mass inserted beneath the young bark. A maximum of 31 eggs were laid throughout the female’s life cycle. Larvae fed first on the bark, making narrow channels 12-61 days after hatching. The length of damaged twigs ranged from 13.5 cm to 52 cm and increased to about 90 cm when the larva was about to pupate.
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How to cite this article:
Adoro L, Domingo F, Baysa J, Dela Cruz B, Dacayo N, Garcia S, Farin E, Roxas A, Lutap L. Life history of mango twig borer, Callimetopus capito (Pascoe) Coleoptera, Cerambycidae. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(1):488-492.
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