A study of the tobacco flea beetle, Epitrix parvula (F)., was begun at Chatham, Va., in June, 1937, following a season in which tobacco growers suffered heavy losses. An improvised shed was used for the life-history studies during that season, but a laboratory and insectary was constructed in time for use during the summer of 1938. A complete life history record was obtained during 1938.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1939
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