The Asiatic Beetle (Anomala Orientalis Waterhouse)

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The Asiatic beetle (Anomala Orientalis Waterhouse) in Connecticut has usually one generation a year, but in a small percentage of cases it takes two years to complete the life cycle. Hibernation takes place as a rule during the third instar. The larvae pupate during June and July, and adults occur during July and August. If the larvae hibernate during the first instar, they do not complete development the following season but go thru as larvae and pupate a year later. This insect seriously injures lawns by eating the grass roots during the larval stages. The injury is particularly noticeable during September. The adults are not,pests of any importance.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1927

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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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