Hibernation Studies of Colaspis brunnea (FAB.)

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During the years 1924-1926 the Grape Colaspis, Colaspis brunnea Fab., became a serious corn pest in the central part of Illinois. Investigations showed that the damage occurred mainly after clover was plowed under and corn planted as the succeeding crop. Corn on late-spring plowed red clover land was most severely damaged.

The hibernation studies here reported are part of a project for the control of this insect. These studies show that the Grape Colaspis hibernates as a larva below the frost line in the clover fields. It is shown to be most numerous in second year red clover fields.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1928

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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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