A review of the McMorran diet for rearing lepidoptera species with addition of a further 39 species
Hervet, Vincent Alain Daniel
Laird, Robert A.
Floate, Kevin D.
Oxford University Press
Research on cutworms led us to explore the use of the McMorran diet to rear lepidopteran species, mainly Noctuidae, under laboratory conditions. We documented the development of 103 lepidopteran species, including 39 species not previously reported in the literature, to be reared on this diet. Given its low cost, ease of preparation, and wide species’ acceptance, this diet provides a powerful tool for facilitating Lepidoptera and other insects rearing and research in the laboratory.
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Artificial diet , Caterpillar , Lepidoptera , Noctiudae , Tortricidae , McMorran diet
Hervet, V.A.D., Laird, R.A., & Floate, K.D. (2016). A review of the McMorran diet for rearing Lepidoptera species with addition of a further 39 species. Journal of Insect Science, 16(1), 1-7. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iev151