Life- and Fertility-Tables of Maladera matrida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Ali Rachel Harari, David Ben-Yakir, Michael Chen, David Rosen

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Studies of life- and fertility-tables of Maladera matrida Argaman under laboratory controlled conditions revealed that 25% of the progeny survived from egg to adult, with a different mortality rate for various larval stages, and a developmental time of 75.7 ± 0.6 d (±SE). The beetle population increased by 13.1 progeny per female in 1 generation, compared with an increase of only 5.6 and 7.1 progeny observed in the field. Females started to deposit eggs in the laboratory after a preoviposition period of 8 d, required >1 insemination to express their full reproductive potential, and their oviposition period lasted for 85 d.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1078
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Entomology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Coleoptera
  • Fecundity
  • Fertility-table
  • Life-table
  • Maladera matrida
  • Scarabaeidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Insect Science


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