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Winter Survival and Overwintering Area of the Potato Leafhopper1

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Abstract:

The fact that the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae (Harris), cannot survive winters in the Midwest is developed from several angles. Data arc presented which correlate the decline and eventual elimination of potato leafhopper populations with the decline of mean temperatures in the fall. Complete mortality is attained in early December in Wisconsin and Minnesota, early January in Tennessee, and mid-February in northern to mid- Mississippi and Louisiana.

Winter survival is limited to portions of the Gulf Coast area, notably extreme southern Louisiana and northern Florida.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1968

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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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