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Adaptation of a Dry Diet for Adults of the Western Corn Rootworm

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A dry diet used routinely for maintenance of adults of the southern corn rootworm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, was altered for use with western corn rootworm, D. virgifera LeConte, adults. The alteration was accomplished by ball milling the diet to a fine powder and then either forming it into a pellet or texturizing it. Longevity of western corn rootworm adults on the dry diet was some what reduced compared to those on a diet of fresh com leaves, but fecundity was not significantly affected. Tests with various oviposition schemes indicated that the western corn rootworm adult preferred to oviposit at a coveredsite either in soil or moist gauze.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1976

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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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