Seasonality of Insect Pests of Soybean and Mungbean in Taiwan

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Seasonality of various insect pests of soybean and mungbean was studied by planting the host plants once every 2 weeks over 6 years. The bean fly, Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon), and two other agromyzids, Melanagromyza sojae (Zehntner) and O. centrosematis de Meijere, although they occur throughout the year, only cause severe damage during the fall season. The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), infests soybean and mungbean between May and October; Anomala cupripes Hope and A. expansa Bates, occur from mid-April through October; and limabean podborer, Etiella zinckenella (Treitschke), remains active between September and May, Aphis glycines Matsumura infests soybeans mainly during October through March, the cooler time of the year.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1983

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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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