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Seasonal History of the European Corn Borer at Florence, South Carolina1

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Seasonal history studies of Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) at Florence, S. C. in 1967-68 revealed 4 generations per year. Adult emergence began in April of both years. Oviposition of 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-generation egg masses was heaviest on March-, April-, and May-planted corn respectively, with 4th-generation egg masses being observed primarily on Panicum sp. The percentages of larvae diapausing in field cages were 0.9, 54.3, and 100.0 for generations 1-3 in 1967 and 1.1, 18.9, 90.5, and 100.0 for generations 1-4 in 1968.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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