Artificial diets for the rice grasshopper, Oxya yezoensis Shiraki (Orthoptera: Catantopidae)

Yasuhiko Konno

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    Abstract

    Newly-hatched nymphs of the rice grasshopper, Oxya yezoensis Shiraki (Orthoptera: Catantopidae) were reared on artificial diets. The artificial diets consisted of dry leaf powder from one of three Gramineae plants, dried brewers' yeast, milk casein, wheat germ powder, sucrose, β-sitosterol, Beck's salt mixture, ascorbic acid, vitamin B mixture, L-cysteine, sorbic acid, propionic acid, agar, and water. There were no significant differences in the nymphal period, percentage of adult emergence, adult weights, and the number of egg-pods laid per female between hoppers reared on the artificial diet and those reared on fresh rice seedlings. The present study is the first report on the successful rearing of the Catantopidae species on an artificial diet.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-634
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

    Keywords

    • Artificial diet
    • Oxya yezoensis
    • Rice grasshopper

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Insect Science

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