The Effect of Submergence During the Hibernating Period on Pupal Formation and Adult Emergence in the European Corn Borer

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The writer attempted to discover the effect of prolonged submergence of the hibernating larvae of the European Corn Borer,Pyrausta nubilalis Hubn., upon the subsequent life history of individuals surviving such submergence. Seventy-eight per cent of larvae immersed for eleven days died before pupation. Pupation and adult emergence in larvae that survived such a period of immersion was apparently normal. This is the record of but one experiment,and the results may not indicate what would happen in nature.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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