Techniques for continuous rearing and assessing host preference of a multivoltine leaf-mining moth, Acrocercops transecta (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

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  • Issei OHSHIMA

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    1. Systematic Entomology, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
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Issei Ohshima, Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8589 Japan. Email: issei@res.agr.hokudai.ac.jp

Abstract

Techniques for rearing the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops transecta successively over several generations are described. Based on continuous rearing, some life historical parameters in A. transecta were determined. Because of its short generation time, successive rearing makes the moth suitable for mating experiments and a model organism to elucidate the mechanism of host-associated speciation.

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