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Duration of the Developmental Stages and Timing of the End of the Reproductive Season of Pterostichus Oblongopunctatus (Fabricius) (Col., Carabidae) and Philonthus Decorus (Gravenhorst) (Col., Staphylinidae)

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For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

The duration of the development of the pre-adult stages of Pterostichus oblongopunctatus and Philonthus decorus was investigated at different temperatures in the laboratory and in a field experiment. The development in the field was simulated using the relation between temperature and rate of development as observed in the laboratory. Comparison of the calculated and the observed duration of development was used to adjust the parameters. With the adjusted parameters it was possible to determine the exact period in which eggs would have to be laid if they were to complete their development before the winter period. It was concluded that in 1979 Pterostichus stopped laying eggs "in time", whereas Philonthus continued its egg production for about one month "too long". The results are discussed in relation to the life-strategies of these species.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoological Ecology and Taxonomy, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands


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