Oviposition of the Corn Earworm Moth In Relation to Nectar Flow of Some Flowering Plants
Author: NUTTYCOMBE, J. W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 23, Number 4, August 1930 , pp. 725-728(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Studies at Charlottesville, Va., indicate that food is a strong factor in determining the number of eggs deposited by corn ear worm moths (Heliothis obsolete Fab.). These moths feed upon the nectar from the blossoms of a great variety of plants, the overlapping flowering periods of which cover the oviposition period of the moths. Nectar flow from these plants, although greatly curtailed by drought, is apparently never so reduced as greatly to affect oviposition; consequently search must be made elsewhere for factors causing marked disturbances in the normal seasonal abundance of the eggs.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1930
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