Morphological Characteristics and Behavior of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthphylinidae)

민깨알반날개(Oligota kashmirica benefica)의 형태적 특징 및 행동습성

  • Choi Duck-Soo (Crop Research Division, Jeonnam ARES) ;
  • Kim Kyu-Chin (Department of Agrobiology, Chonnam National University)
  • 최덕수 (전남농업기술원 작물연구과) ;
  • 김규진 (전남대학교 농업생명과학대학 농생물학과)
  • Published : 2005.06.01


This study was conducted to investigate the morphological characteristics, overwintering sites and behavior for each stage of Oligota kashmirica benefica (Coleoptera: Sthphylinidae). Egg was oval type, yellow, 0.3 mm size. Larva exuviated 3 times and the last (3rd) instar, length 1.6 mm, wide 0.4 mm, became dermata pupa in soil. Adult was lightish dark-brown, and coriaceous forewing covered a half of abdomen. O. kashmirica benefca mainly overwinters with adult at Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) windbreaks of orchards, but it did not diapause in greenhouse during winter.


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