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Sexual maturation and ovarian activity in Rhammatocerus schistocercoides (Orthoptera : Acrididae) a pest grasshopper in the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil

Launois-Luong My-Hanh, Lecoq Michel. 1996. Sexual maturation and ovarian activity in Rhammatocerus schistocercoides (Orthoptera : Acrididae) a pest grasshopper in the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil. Environmental Entomology (25) : pp. 1045-1051.

Journal article ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
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Autre titre : Maturation sexuelle et activité ovarienne de Rhammatocerus schistocercoides (Orthoptera : Acrididae) un criquet nuisible dans l'état de Mato Grosso au Brésil

Abstract : Sexual maturation and ovarian activity were studied in #Rhammatocerus schistocercoides# (Rehn, 1906) under natural conditions in the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil, a recognized outbreak area of this species. The end of the dry season marks the onset of sexual maturation, which could be assiociated vith the photoperiod but not with the arrival of the ist rains. This means that sexual maturation, although triggered at a set date, progresses under highly varied ecological conditions. This must have an important impact on ovarian activity and thus on the quantity of the eggs laid. Interannual fire and precipitation variations could modify population levels (through effects on ovarian activity, and also on the einbryonic development success rate) and explain the utbreak cycles. Vitellogenesis failures were noted by frequentlv marked oocyte resorptions; an indication that the environmental conditions are not always optimal for egg maturation. Conditions during this study, at the beginning of the 1994-1995 rainv season, were not entirely favorable because ovarian yield was only 59%. Pseudocorpora lutea were noted at the base of the ovarian pedicels, which has toour knowledge never been reported. They slightly complicated the current study and have been a source of confusion in the past. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Rhammatocerus, Maturité sexuelle, Ovaire, Performance de ponte, Performance de reproduction

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Brésil, Mato Grosso

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants
L50 - Animal physiology and biochemistry

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Launois-Luong My-Hanh
  • Lecoq Michel, CIRAD-GERDAT-PRIFAS (FRA)

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Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/389781/)

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