Chirinos-Torres, L., Geraud-Pouey, F., & Romay, G. 2004 Desarrollo y reproducción de Capulinia sp. cercana a jaboticabae von Ihering (Hemiptera: Ericoccidae) sobre guayabo. [Development and reproduction of Capulinia sp. near jaboticabae von Ihering (Hemiptera: Erioccidae) on Guava.]. Entomotropica 19(3): 135-142.

Notes: During January-October 1999 studies on the life history and the fertility of Capulinia n, sp. were conducted. Duration of development, sex ratio, fecundity (eggs/female) and adult longevity were evaluated. Eggs hatched after 8 days. The female undergoes two and the male four nymphal instars. First instar nymphs lasted 8.48 [plus or minus] 0.03 days. The duration of the female second nymphal instar and the longevity of the adult were 6.05 [plus or minus] 0.03 y 46.67 [plus or minus] 0.61 days respectively. The male second, third and forth nymphal instars as well as the longevity of the adult were 4.57 [plus or minus] 0.02, 2.04 [plus or minus] 0.01, 3.66 [plus or minus] 0.02, 1.10 [plus or minus] 0.01 days respectively. The sex ratio was 1:1. The fecundity was 2511.94 [plus or minus] 57.20 eggs/female. The high fecundity explains the development of large populations like those observed in orchards during initial colonization by this insect. The life history is basic for understanding entomological problem especially for species like Capulinia n. sp. on guava.