The female then oviposited
about 400 eggs that were dispersed among the spicules forming the pubescence on the stem of S.
Size of clutch did not vary among years ([F.sub.5,33] = 0.65, P = 0.67) for oviposited
variabilis engorged female ticks and lower egg masses oviposited
by these females than by uninfected females.
In Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae), a leaf gall midge Asphondylia microcapillata (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera) oviposited
and survived preferentially on medium-sized shoots (9.6-24.5 cm) (Santos et al., 2008).
All females of the laboratory generation made the first oviposition up the second day of host exposition, and only one from the field generation oviposited
after the fourth day.
on each aliquot were counted using a stereo microscope.
The methodology included bringing butterflies into captivity, assuring proper breeding, and collecting oviposited
eggs on host-plants within a greenhouse environment.
Habitat quality is measured as survival of egg clusters oviposited
during the week in question.
egg masses are yellow-orange, but as embryonic development proceeds, they gradually turn dark brown and eventually black (4, 6).
We used regression equations from the egg-per-ovipuncture experiment to predict the number of eggs oviposited
in each plot from the number of ovipunctures.
on the bottom of the arena, after digging the soil above it, corroborating the observation on Phelister panamensis LeConte (Coleoptera: Histeridae) (Summerlin et al.
To measure egg development, oviposited
eggs (n= 25) were collected every day and placed in Petri dishes.