The life history and ecology of the cliff swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) Science Article 4


The life history of the Ciff swallow bug Oeciacus vicarius is closely associated with that of the cliff swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota during the bird’s three month breeding period in the Nearctic region. The bugs are long lived, feed rapidly and lay eggs in several clutches that hatch in three-five days Nymphs mature in approximately ten weeks and Will mate and reproduce as long as food is available.

Jenella E. LOYE, Ent. med et Parasitol., vol. 23, no 2, 1985: 133-139

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