Age determination of adult field crickets: methodology and field applications.

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Abstract

Details of a method for aging adult insects by counting daily growth rings in tibial or other body sections are given. A test of the method's accuracy using laboratory-reared Gryllus pennsylvanicus and G. veletis showed that the number of growth rings counted is equivalent to the number of days past adult molt until the insect is 25-30 days old, when cuticle growth is completed and rings are no longer added. Field populations of the cricket species sampled seldom contained individuals with >18 rings.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1564-1566
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Zoology
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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