Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
Print version ISSN 0101-8175
AMARAL FILHO, Benedicto Ferreira do et al. Observations on the biology of Apiomerus Lanipes (Fabricius) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae). Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1994, vol.11, n.2, pp. 283-288. ISSN 0101-8175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751994000200012.
The aim of lhe presenl work is to descrihe the biological cycle of the Apiomenis lanipes (Fabricius, 1803) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) on lahoralory conditions. Adults of Drosophila sp. (Diptera, Drosophilidae) and Ceralitis capitula (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera. Tephritidae) was offered for hug feeding (nymphs and adults). The developmenlal of the entire cycle (egg to adult) was 288.26 days and 294.85 days for males and females, respectively. The duration of egg stage and nymphal stage was 23.5 days and 269.02 days, respectively.
Keywords : Reduviidae; biological cycle; lahoratory conditions.