Determination of Egg Laying Character of Phenacoccus aceris (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) on Different Host Plant Species

Kaydan M. B., Kilincer N.

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-TARIM BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.13, no.3, pp.224-230, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-230
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Egg fecundity and hatching time of Phenacoccus aceris (Signoret) were investigated in 2002 and 2003 on tree different host plant (Fraxinus excelsior L., Acer negundo L. and A. pseudoplatanus L.). It was determined that P. aceris individuals feeding on F excelsior laid more eggs than other two host plant (766.45 eggs on F. excelsior, 484.06 eggs on A. negundo and 638.82 eggs on A. pseudoplatanus in 2002, respectively 870.73, 663.54, 552.73 eggs in 2003). Most of eggs were laid in the first week of the oviposition period and almost all of the eggs were laid first couple weeks of the oviposition period of P. aceris on all tree different host plants. Hatching time of the eggs laid by maple mealybug fed on different host plant ranged 21 to 24 days.