Skip to main content

Table 2 Temperature-dependent development in Callosobruchus maculatus inside cowpea seeds

From: Stagewise resolution of temperature-dependent embryonic and postembryonic development in the cowpea seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)

Developmental stage Median stage duration with lower and upper quartiles at five rearing temperatures, d
20.0 °C 23.0 °C 25.9 °C 28.9 °C 31.8 °C
Larva (feeding and pupation) 38.9 (35.0–49.8) 22.6 (21.0–24.2) 17.1 (15.9–18.9) 14.0 (11.8–15.0) 12.9 (11.0–13.8)
Pupa 10.3 (9.8–10.8) 6.9 (6.0–7.0) 5.9 (5.0–6.2) 5.0 (4.2–5.3) 4.1 (3.9–5.0)
Teneral adult 6.8 (6.0–7.1) 4.5 (4.0–5.0) 3.0 (3.0–4.0) 3.1 (2.0–5.0) 4.0 (2.9–5.0)