Resilience of the date stone beetle, Coccotrypes dactyliperda Fabricius, 1801 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), following periods of exposure to subzero temperature

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The date stone beetle, Coccotrypes dactyliperda Fabricius, 1801 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is a cold-sensitiveagricultural pest that goes into hibernation inside infested seeds, ready to breed as temperature increases. To assesstheir resilience following exposure to cold, specimens reared from infested Phoenix canariensis Chabaud seeds wereexposed prolonged subzero temperature in a laboratory setting at Charles Sturt University (Albury, Australia) in 2018.Specimens which had been allowed to tunnel into P. canariensis seeds as well as those held in vials were exposed to-8ºC for durations between 5 min and 7 h. Unprotected beetles
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)337-383
Number of pages7
JournalTurkish Journal of Entomology / Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2019

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