A Pepper-Flower Bud Worm, Gnorimoschema gudmannella (Wlsm.) 1


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 52, Number 1, February 1959 , pp. 117-118(2)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The Gelechiid, Gnorimoschema gudmannella (Wlsm.), was found attacking the flower buds of Capsium annum L. in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during 1956-Biological studies showed that the average life cycle was 37.6 days at 80±2. and 70 ±3% relative humidity. The female adult laid an average of 154.6 eggs over an average of 11.5 days. Two Braconid parasites, Origilus n. sp. and Chelonus phthorimaeae Gahan., were found to attack the species.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1959

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