Further Studies of the Effects of Electromagnetic Waves on Insects

Author: HEADLEE, THOMAS J.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 25, Number 2, April 1932 , pp. 276-288(13)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Soil and soil-water heating is likely to prove a limiting factor in the use of electromagnetic waves against soil infesting insects. Irradiation of foliage wall of the apple tree with ordinary white light in the amount of ten foot candles reduced fruit infestation by first brood codling moth 50%. Eggs are, however, frequently deposited in this intensity. Irradiation in the neighborhood of thirty foot candles seems likely to be required to prevent free oviposition. The violet end of the spectrum excites the moth to apparently normal oviposition. The red end tends to produce abnormal activity with some egg laying.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1932

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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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