Immature Stages of Anthribidae
Detailed information on immature stages of Anthribidae is being acquired. However, Silvestri (1919b) found that Brachytarsus fasciatus Foerst. larvae are restricted entirely to the cavity beneath an individual host scale and are dependent on the eggs found there for food. Therefore, the relationship is identical with that of the chalcidoid Scutellista cyanea Motsch. and its host Saissetia oleae Bern. The larva is weevil-like and robust, with the legs being represented by small conical protuberances. The cycle from egg to adult is around 2 months.
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