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Predicting Moth Flight and Oviposition of European Corn Borer by the Use of Temperature Accumulations

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Seasonal development of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), was followed in the Boone County, Iowa, area from 1950 through 1961. The relationship between temperature accumulations and cumulative percentages of first- and second-generation moth flight and oviposition was shown to follow a sigmoid curve. An equation for use in predicting the date on which any desired percentage of first- and second-generation moth Hight or oviposition may be expected is presented.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1965

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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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