Reproductive Condition of Bollworm Moths Caught in Blacklight Traps in Corn, Sorghum, and Cotton

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The number of matings of female Heliothis zea (Boddie) caught by BL traps in corn, sorghum, and cotton fields appeared to be an index of moth age. Most female bollworms caught in corn and sorghum in June during the stage of host development most attractive for oviposition were mated 1–4 times. Females caught in mature corn and sorghum in July and in fruiting cotton in July and Aug. were generally fat young moths that were either unmated or had mated only once. The studies indicated that the BL traps could be used to detect a bollworm ovipositional phase characterized by the accumulation of mated moths in attractive corn and sorghum and a dispersal phase in July and Aug. when adults emerging in mature corn and sorghum were dispersing to cotton, the only major suitable host available during the later period.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1978

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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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