A Preliminary Report on the Lima Bean Pod-Borer and Other Legume Pod-Borers in Porto Rico

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Preliminary observations on the distribution, life-history, economic importance, and food-plants of the lima bean pod-borer, Maruca testulalis Geyer. While searching for the food-plants of the lima bean pod-borer, the Pyralids Etiella zinckenella Treit. and Fundella cistipennis Dyar, and the Gelechiid, Brachyacma palpigera Wlsm. have been reared from the pods of the legumes. Preliminary notes are also given on these species and their parasites, as well as on several other species of lesser importance.

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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