Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins March 1999

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1999
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The Antestia bugs (Antestiopsis facetoides) were reared in the laboratory under temperatures of 27 ± 20C and relative humidity of 75 %. They were fed with green coffee berries. The egg incubation period was 6.3 ± 0.4 days. There were five (5) nymphal developmental stages 1st,2nd ,3rd , 4th and 5th which occupied a mean of 6.8 ± 0.4, 7.9± 0.5,7.9 ± 0.8,7.0 ± 0.5, and 11.3 ± 0.6 days respectively.The preoviposition period was 13.2 ± 1.6 days.The total developmental time from egg incubation to preoviposition was 60.4 ± 2.4 days.
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Bulletin, 64 (749), pp. 2829-2844
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