Ovipositional Response of Tobacco Budworm Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to Tobacco Introduction 1112 and NC 2326 in Cage Tests

Authors: Jackson, Michael D.; Cheatham, J. S.; Pitts, J. M.; Baumhover, A. H.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 76, Number 6, December 1983 , pp. 1303-1308(6)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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When female Heliothis virescens (F.) moths were given a choice between a typical flue-cured tobacco, NC 2326. and a primitive tobacco introduction. TI 1112, in screened oviposition cage tests, 74 to 91% of the eggs were laid on NC 2326. In no-choice tests, moths deposited over twice as many eggs on NC 2326 as on TI 1112 plants. The relative attractiveness of tobacco leaves, as measured by eggs oviposited per cm2 of leaf, decreased for both plant types with an increase in leaf number, as measured from the plant bud. Over 87% of the eggs were found on the upper five leaves of both plant types, and 75% (TI 1112) and 79% (NC 2326) of the eggs were laid on the lower surface of the leaves.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1983

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