The coreid bug Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) is an important pest that can feed on several economically important plants such as corn, soybean, sorghum, cotton, among others. In Campinas, São Paulo state, Brazil, nymphs and adults of L. zonatus have been found mainly on corn Zea mays L. In field work carried out during the month of May, at the end of the vegetative cycle of corn, adults and nymphs of L. zonatus were observed feeding on Spathodea campanulata Beauv (Bignoniaceae), a tree of African origin widely used in urban green belts, parks and street in Brazilian cities.It is possible that L. zonatus can use the plant S. campanulata as an alternative food resource during the periods when corn is not present or is not at the right vegetative stages.
The aim of lhe presenl work is to descrihe the biological cycle of the Apiomenis lanipes (Fabricius, 1803) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) on lahoralory conditions. Adults of Drosophila sp. (Diptera, Drosophilidae) and Ceralitis capitula (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera. Tephritidae) was offered for hug feeding (nymphs and adults). The developmenlal of the entire cycle (egg to adult) was 288.26 days and 294.85 days for males and females, respectively. The duration of egg stage and nymphal stage was 23.5 days and 269.02 days, respectively.