EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/20

Temperature effects on development of Liriomyza trifolii

In Germany, temperature effects on the development of Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 pest) were studied.
Laboratory experiments showed that the temperature sums and threshold temperatures for development of the different stages were:

       egg:                  -         40,8 day-degrees C and 14 C
       larva:                -         31,5 day-degrees C and 13,8ø C
       pupa:                -        107,4 day-degrees C and 13,6ø C
       total:                -        172,5 day-degrees C and 14,7ø C


Heyer, W.; Richter, S.  (1990)  Investigations into the temperature related development of serpentine leaf miner Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) on beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Beitrssge zur Entomologie  40,  259-264