Growth and feeding in two species of machaerotidae (Homoptera)

Newby R. (1979) Growth and feeding in two species of machaerotidae (Homoptera). Australian Journal of Zoology, 27 3: 331-347. doi:10.1071/ZO9790395

Author Newby R.
Title Growth and feeding in two species of machaerotidae (Homoptera)
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1979
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9790395
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 331
End page 347
Total pages 17
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Serial sections were used to show that the nymphs of both Pectinariophyes stalii and Chaetophyes com- pacta feed on xylem sap. This is used to derive general nutrients and calcium ions which are used in the construction of their calcareous dwelling tube. The two species live in similar habitats but their life histories differ markedly. Females of both species lay eggs on new Eucalyptus shoots in early summer; P. stalii matures rapidly (6 weeks) and overwinters as an adult, but C. compacta develops more slowly (40 weeks) and overwinters as a juvenile. The different rates of growth and nutrient and calcium uptake are discussed in relation to observed differences in damage to the host tree.
Q-Index Code C1
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