A simple rearing method for fungus gnats Corynoptera sp. (Diptera: Sciaridae) with notes on life history

David R. Gillespie


A method of rearing fungus gnats of <i>Corynoptera</i> sp. (Diptera: Sciaridae) is described, based on a diet of bean seed and horticultural peat. The gnats completed development from egg to adult in 13-15 days at 24 + 2° C. Oviposition and longevity were increased by a honey supplement to the adults.


fungus gnats; <i>Corynoptera</i>; Diptera; Sciaridae

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