Ciclo estacional de un minador subcortical de coigue (Nothofagus dombeyi) [Seasonal cycle of a coigüe (Nothofagus dombeyi) subcortical leafminer]

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1978
Authors:P. Carey, Cameron, S., Cerda, M. L., Gara, R. I.
Date Published:1978
Keywords:cambium miner, Chile, larval morphology, Opostegidae

One of the principal defects af coigüe (Nothofagus dombeyil) is cammonly known as ·'red spot'. This damage is caused by the inner bark borer, Opostega sp . (lep: Opostegidae)

In the province af Valdivia. Chile, the life hislory of this insect was studied observing that the eggs are deposited in lhe spring in the leaves, the larvae tunnel into the cambium throughout the summer and part of autumn, coming out through the bark in late autumn. To pupate in !he leaf litter on the forest floor and overwinter in this state, emerging as adults at the beginning of spring. 

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