Environmental Studies on the European Corn Borer (Pyrausta Nubilalis Hubn.
Author: BABCOCK, K. W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 17, Number 1, February 1924 , pp. 120-125(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Article contains summary of research in connection with the investigation of the seasonal history of the European corn borer (Pyrausta mtbilalis Hubn:) in various localities, consisting of three main lines; first, possibility of two distinct species occupying areas of diverse seasonal history; second, possibility of a geographic race; third, the intimate study of the environment. The third section of the investigation is particularly reviewed, the writer attempting to emphasize the impracticability of predicting seasonal history on the basis of temperature correlations alone. There is also a review of the methods of studying seasonal history in relation to various types of environment as well as summaries of experiments upon the rest period, indicating the far reaching effect of moisture fluctuation during this period upon further development.
The importance of obtaining detailed information upon the physiology during the critical life periods is emphasized as well as the desirability of making a careful European survey of the insect's seasonal history with a view of obtaining biologically accurate means for appreciating the potentiality of the insect in various types of climate.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1924
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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