Embryonic development in the mosquito Aedes (O.) sticticus (Meigen) was studied on moist surfaces at five constant temperatures between 5° and 34°C. Time for complete embryogenesis was 608, 272, 192, 152, and 120 h at 10°, 15°, 20°, 25°, and 30°C, respectively. Upper and lower temperature thresholds were 33°C and from 6° to 8°C, respectively. Embryonic development proceeded normally when eggs were submerged in water at 25° and 30°C, and no difference in developmental rate was observed between eggs on moist filter paper and those submerged in water.
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- Structural Biology
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology
- Insect Science