Transitory Hosts of the Pear Psylla1,2,3


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 4, August 1970 , pp. 1039-1041(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Sexually diapausing or overwintering forms of psylla pyricola Foerster died in 3 days when they were held at room temperature without food or water, but they lived 42 days when they were held at the same conditions on pear, and 22 days when water alone was offered. Therefore, since the insects lived 8-27 days on 34 transitory host plants on which reproduction does not occur, plants other than pear probably provide enough moisture to sus- tain the diapausing pear psylla

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1970

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