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THE PLANT-SUCKING BUG OXYCARENUS ARCTATUS (WALKER) (HEMIPTERA: LYGAEIDAE) DEVELOPING IN CATTLE DUNG IN DROUGHT AND POST-DROUGHT CONDITIONS
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 147–148, May 1984
How to Cite
WoodWard, T. E. (1984), THE PLANT-SUCKING BUG OXYCARENUS ARCTATUS (WALKER) (HEMIPTERA: LYGAEIDAE) DEVELOPING IN CATTLE DUNG IN DROUGHT AND POST-DROUGHT CONDITIONS. Australian Journal of Entomology, 23: 147–148. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1984.tb01931.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 26 August 1983.
Evidence is given for feeding and at least complete postembryonic development of Oxycarenus arctatus in cattle dung in Victoria in drought and post-drought conditions. Nymphs and nymphal exuviae, both of all 5 instars, and recently emerged adults were present in large numbers in the dung. It is suggested that such development enables local survival through drought periods.