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Green Cloverworm Leaf Consumption on Greenhouse and Field Soybean Leaves and Development of a Leaf-Consumption Model

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Leaf consumption by Plathypena scabra (F.) was measured at various temperatures. Leaf consumption by male and female larvae was significantly different, with an average consumption of 116.9 cm2. A green cloverworm leaf-consumption model was established that related larval leaf-feeding to development. Consumption of greenhouse and field leaves also was compared and found significantly different. Consumption offield leaves was only 46.1% of the consumption of greenhouse leaves.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1979

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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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