Biology of Liriomyza sativae
In Colombia experiments were carried out to study life cycle, habits and natural enemies of the bean leafminer Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 pest).
Laboratory experiments conducted at 25ø C and 64% RH showed that the different life stages of the pest had duration periods as follows:
egg: 2,6 days
larval: 4,6 days
prepupal: 5 h 20 min.
pupal: 9,1 days
male adult: 14,6 days
female adult: 19,9 days
The experiments also showed that Opius sp., Diglyphus begini and Drapetis are natural enemies of L. sativae.
De Cruz, A.M.R.; Cardona, C.J.; De Cruz, J.L. (1989) Life cycle, habits and natural enemies of the bean leafminer Liriomyza sativae Blanchard (Diptera: Agromyzidae).
Acta Agronomica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia 39, 133-141