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Flight Times of Lygus hesperus1,2

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One hour after sunset and before sunrise, unbaited Truck-mounted traps collected more adult Lygus hesperus Knight than at any other time of day. Some flight occurred in the night. hut none occurred in the daytime. Where traps were placed 2.5-9.5 feet above ground, flight was heaviest up to 8 feet, but some flight occurred at 9.5 feet, an indication that flight does occur above that height. Insects flying so high arc likely to be carried long distances by high winds that frequently accompany evening storms in the summer in central Arizona.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1972

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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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