Effect of Temperature on Resistance in Lima Bean, Tomato, and Chrysanthemum to Lirtomyza munda1,2,3


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 2, April 1969 , pp. 459-462(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The effect of temperature on mortality and time for larval development (considered as the expression of resistance) of a leaf miner, Liriomyza nunda Frick, in 17 tomato varieties and 19 chrysanthemum cultivars was compared with that of larvae in lima bean, the susceptible standard. Mortality in lima beans ranged from 8 to 16% at temperatures between 15.6 and 35.4, but the mortality was not consistent with the changes in temperature. Time for larval development on bean decreased as temperatures increased from 15.6 to 26, but little additional decrease occurred with temperature above 26. Mortality was highest in the 1st larval instar, intermediate in the 2nd instar, and least in the 3rd. At comparable temperatures, larval development was more rapid in bean than in tomato or chrysanthemum and was generally more rapid in tomato than in chrysanthemum. Also, mortality in tomato and chrysanthemum increased significantly with decreasing temperatures. With chrysanthemum, there was a correlation between the longer time for larval development and the higher larval mortalities in those cultivars considered resistant; none was observed with tomato varieties.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1969

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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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