The development of Chrysoteuchia topiaria was studied in controlled-temperature chambers. Estimates of the threshold temperatures for the egg, larval, and prepupal-pupal stages were 9.4,6.8, and 9.8°C, respectively. An overall threshold temperature for egg to adult development was estimated to be 8.8°C. Degree-day summations above thresholds averaged 107, 484, and 388 for the egg, larval, and prepupal-pupal stages, respectively.
Roberts, Sherri L. and Mahr, Daniel L.
"Development of Cranberry Girdler, Chrysoteuchia Topiaria (Lepidoptera: Pyraliadae) in Relation to Temperature,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 19
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol19/iss2/8