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Life history of the blue-green sharpshooter, Neokolla circellata


Henry H. P. Severin

Author Affiliations

Henry H. P. Severin was Entomologist in the Experiment Station.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(6):187-189. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v19n06p187. April 1949.

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The female deposits a single egg in a slitlike egg chamber cut in the petiole or midrib of grapevine leaves. The egg period varies from 12 to 22 days during the spring in the greenhouse. Nymphs pass through 4 to 6 molts. The average duration of the nymphal stages was 46 to 53 days on grapevines, 58 to 66 days on common alfalfa. Under natural conditions the adults acquire the winged stage during the summer, winter over, and die in the spring. At Berkeley there is usually only one generation a year, but a partial second generation may occur.

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Severin H. 1949. Life history of the blue-green sharpshooter, Neokolla circellata. Hilgardia 19(6):187-189. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v19n06p187
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