Although the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner), is a common pest of cotton and other crops grown in the Southwest, few observations have been reported on larval migration from one host plant to another. Damaging larval infestations have usually been observed to develop from egg masses laid on the particular host crop attacked (Telford et al. 1962). The following observation is therefore believed to be of interest.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1965
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