A Natural Breeding Area of the Beet Leafhopper (Eutettix Tenella Baker) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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The beet leafhopper (Eutettix Tenella Baker) has been found in four valleys situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A natural breeding ground occurs in Honey Lake Valley at an altitude of about 4000 feet. The leafhoppers were found breeding in Red Stern Filaree (Erodium cicutarium) growing in a sagebrush area on the foothills. Early planting with reference to the spring and autumn dispersal of this insect is of no practical value in these valleys. There is no evidence to show that the adults migrate from the mountain valleys into the Sacramento Valley.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1925

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  • 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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