Observations on the Biology and Control of Metriona Bivittata SAY
Author: STEARNS, L. A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 26, Number 1, February 1933 , pp. 151-154(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A localized but destructive outbreak of The Two-Striped Sweet Potato Beetle, Metriona Bivittata Say, near Laurel, Delaware, in 1932, is recorded as a further demonstration of the ability of this species to effect extensive damage. At the height of the infestation, during the first week in July, a Tachinid, Anetia dimmocki Aldrich was responsible for a 12 per cent larval parasitism. The results of a single application on July 6, to severely affected areas, of Lead and Calcium Arsenates, in dust form undiluted, indicate that both materials were practically 100 per cent effective for control of this insect and caused but slight injury to the plants. The acreage so treated on that date showed subsequently an almost complete recovery and produced a satisfactory crop.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1933
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