Pyrausta Nubilalis Hubn. Handling of Single-generation Larvae to Supply Parasite Data

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For reducing mortalities in effecting a parasite recovery program for the European corn borer, fall collections of larvae of the single-generation strain should not be made prior to the borers entering hibernation. When collected, the borers should be placed under storage conditions favorable for dormancy. The hibernating borers should be allowed to remain under these conditions without contact moisture until the last of April. After this time, they may be placed under developmental conditions with weekly applications of contact moisture.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1931

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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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