Site selection and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vines by final-instar nymphs of the chorus cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

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  • David Logan
  • Christina Rowe

Abstract

We studied the site and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vine trunks for final-instar nymphs of chorus cicada, Amphipsalta zelandica (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Final-instar nymphs selected sites with a median angle of 72° above horizontal. There was less discrimination for the height of eclosion site (median 0.93 m). Most eclosion was observed 1.5 h-2.75 h (10 pm-11:15 pm) after sunset. Some nymphs continued to emerge and eclose up to 7.3 h after sunset (3:40 am).

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2014-07-01

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Logan, D. and Rowe, C. 2014. Site selection and time of eclosion on kiwifruit vines by final-instar nymphs of the chorus cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). The Wētā. 47, (Jul. 2014), 52–57.

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