European Corn Borer:1 Leaf-Feeding Damage on Field Corn by Larvae Reared for 87 Generations on a Meridic Diet2

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Plots infested with 4 egg masses/plant from a culture of Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) reared for 3 generations on a meridic diet had a significantly higher level of leaf-feeding damage on a susceptible inbred line of dent corn (WF9) than did plots infested with 20 egg masses/plant from a corn borer culture reared for 87 generations on a meridic diet.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1973

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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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