Contributions to Zoology, 86 (3) – 2017Xin Tong; Lu Jiang; Bao-Zhen Hua: A unique mating pattern of Panorpodes kuandianensis (Mecoptera: Panorpodidae)
Material and Methods

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Insect rearing

Male and female adults were reared in three gauze cages (40 cm × 40 cm × 60 cm) in the laboratory under natural conditions following Zhong and Hua (2013). Absorbent cotton containing water was replaced each day in a Petri dish. Twigs with leaves were placed in the cages to simulate the habitat of the adults, and were replaced every three days. Each cage was supplied with five drops of honey per day to prevent low nutritional status (Jiang et al., 2014).