Jalali, S.K., Singh, S.P., & Biswas, M.M. 1999 Effect of temperature and female age on the development and progeny production of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).. Entomon 24(3): 293-296.

Notes: Effect of temperature and female age on the development, progeny production, longevity and mortality of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant was studied in the laboratory. Temperature ranges between 25° and 30°C were most ideal for development, and progeny production of the predator. C. montrouzieri could produce sizable progeny even when it was deprived of the host mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) for 15 days. Regression analysis revealed significant relationship between various parameters viz. developmental time, fecundity and longevity with temperature with R2 values of 0.82, 0.98, and 0.91 and between parameters like mortality, developmental time, and fecundity with female age with R2 values of 0.92, 0.92 and 0.91, respectively.