Evaluation of different leguminous seeds as food sources for the bean bug Riptortus pedestris

Bishwo P. Mainali, Hyun Ju Kim, Young Nam Yoon, In Seok Oh, Soon Do Bae

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effects of six different leguminous seeds (cowpea, white kidney bean, soybean cultivars Cheongja and Daepung, mung bean, and azuki bean) on the life history traits of the bean bug Riptortus pedestris (F.) (Hemiptera: Alydidae). The total developmental time from the first instar nymph to adult ranged from 18 to 25. d; R. pedestris fed with white kidney beans were the slowest to develop. In addition, bugs fed with white kidney beans had the highest mortality (93%) and the shortest longevity (18 d). R. pedestris fed with cowpeas, soybeans, or azuki beans had high reproductive success, with the highest egg hatching success recorded in bugs fed cowpeas. The results suggest that cowpea may be a beneficial food source for the development and reproduction of bean bugs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • legumes
  • developmental time
  • longevity
  • fecundity
  • hatching success
  • Legumes
  • Developmental time
  • Hatching success
  • Longevity
  • Fecundity

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