biotic potential


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biotic potential

n.
An estimate of the maximum capacity of living things to survive and reproduce under optimal environmental conditions.
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viscosa acted as strong attractant for house fly with minimum larval duration (5.25c and 3.5e days), maximum larval (83.11b and 77.78b %) and pupal (73.22c and 71.11e %) survival, female sex ratio, intrinsic rate of increase (0.31 and 0.26), maximum biotic potential (0.67 and 0.77) and fecundity (259 and 242.4 eggs female-1) in 25 and 50% concentrations, respectively.
Representatives of Moinidae are considered ruderal species (Romanovsky, 1985), showing high biotic potential but with a need for high food concentrations, being preferably found in productive or disturbed environments.
The duration and survival of the developmental stages, width of the larval cephalic capsule and the biotic potential of P.