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Improved visualization of Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Part I: Morphological Features for Sex Determination of Multiple Stadia

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/57303
Abstract:
The lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer), is a perennial pest of poultry facilities and known to transmit pathogens of poultry and humans. Ongoing research examining reservoir potential of A. diaperinus revealed the need for a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for determining sex of A. diaperinus at different stadia. This paper is unique in providing a comprehensive illustrated guide of characters used for differentiation of sexes in A. diaperinus.
Author(s):
J. F. Esquivel , T. L. Crippen , L. A. Ward
Subject(s):
Alphitobius diaperinus , insect morphology , insect pests , poultry , sex determination , sexual development
Source:
Psyche 2012 v.2012
Language:
English
Year:
2012
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.