Contributions to the Bionomics of the Green Fruitworms: The Life History of Lithophane laticinerea1,2

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The life stages and life history of a green fruitworm, Lithophane laticinerea Grote, are described. This species overwinters in the adult stage and has btit I generation each year. Head-capsule measurements show 6 larval instars. The species ranges from the Atlantic coast to Saskatchewan, Canada, and from New Brunswick, Canada, to North Carolina. The center of dispersal appears to be in the northern limits of the Carolinian biotic province. The species has a wide range of host plants which include fruit, forest, and shade trees.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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