Life History of Thrips Tabaci L. on Emilia Sagittata and Its Host Plant Range in Hawaii

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Thrips TabaciL., the transmitter of pineapple yellow spot disease, is an introduced species in Hawaii but is now well established throughout the Islands. It has been collected from 66 different plants. The life history of the species on Emilia sagittata,italic> one of the most important wild hosts of both insect and virus, has been studied. On this host plant chlorotic malformation of the leaves results from the insect's feeding. Parthenogenetic reproduction occurs normally under Hawaiian conditions and the biotic potential of the insect is extremely high.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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