The Blackheaded Fireworm of Cranberry-A Pest of the Evergreen Huckleberry in Western Washington1

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Moths identified as adults of the blackheaded fireworm of cranberry, Rhopovbota naevna (Hbn.), were obtained from larvae that were very destructive to the "evergreen heckle berry," Vaccinium ovalum, Pursh., on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington in 1958 and 1959. These larvae are known locally as "tipworms" from their habit of feeding on the terminal growth of the young shoots of the host plant. The "evergreen huckleberry" is a new host for host for the blackheaded fireworm in America. Previously it was known only from cranberry. Two parasitic insects were reared from, the "tipworms," an ichncumonid wasp, Horogenes sp., and a tachinid fly, Eulasoniasp. Both are now records. The parasitic wasps killed the "tipworms" in the last larval stage and destroyed about 10% of them. The synonomy of the blackheaded fireworm is questioned and reasons for this uncertainty are given.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1960

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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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