External egg morphology of common stored-product pests from the families Anobiidae (<i>Ptininae</i>) and Dermestidae (<i>Coleoptera</i>)

  • Z. Kučerová Crop Research Institute, Drnovská 507, 161 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Email: kucerova@vurv.cz
  • J. Hromádková Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR., Heyrovského nám. 2, 161 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • V. Stejskal Crop Research Institute, Drnovská 507, 161 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic, Email: stejskal@vurv.cz

Abstract

External egg morphology of some common stored-product pests from the families Anobiidae (Ptininae: Ptinus, Niptus) and Dermestidae (Trogoderma, Reesa) based on optical and scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs are presented. Diagnostic characteristics are described. Differences in the eggs of these families, genera and some species were found with respect to shape, size and surface structures.

 Keywords: Egg morphology, SEM micrographs, Stored-product pest identification

Veröffentlicht
2010-09-02