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Lepidoptera Associated with Grasses Grown for Seed in Eastern Washington1

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Abstract:

various sampling methods, especially the use of light and field emergence traps, combined with literature references to observed damage, provide estimates of the abundance and importance of the species concerned. Thirty-four species, representing four lepidopterous families, are listed in tabular form. Crambus topiarius Zell.,Crymodes devastator (Brace), and Chionodes psiloptera (Busck) were found particularly destructive, and these, together with three other important species, are separately discussed. Temperature, humidity, and precipitation data were used in studying the relationship of climatic factors to light trap catches of adults.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1959

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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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