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Study on the fecundity, egg collection technique and longevity of Diabrotica virgifera Le Conte females under laboratory and field conditions
 
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Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Experimental Station Langiewicza 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland
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Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service, Voivodeship Inspectorate Langiewicza 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland
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Paweł K. Bereś
Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Experimental Station Langiewicza 28, 35-101 Rzeszów, Poland
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2010;50(4):429–437
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Studies on rearing the beetles of the Western corn rootworm (WCR) (Diabrotica virgifera Le Conte) under laboratory and field conditions were carried out in 2008–2009. Obtained results allowed for the identification of the reproductive potential and longevity of the females of this species under different rearing conditions. The method used for rearing beetles may be used for further studies on the development and control of larvae under controlled conditions.
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The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
 
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