Tarnished Plant Bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) Nymph Numbers Decreased on Caged Nectariless Cottons

Authors: Bailey, J. C.; Scales, A. L.; Meredith, W. R.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 77, Number 1, February 1984 , pp. 68-69(2)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Two greenhouse tests were conducted to compare nymphal emergence of Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) from eggs oviposited on nectaried and nectariless isolines of 'Deltapine 16' cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L. Adult plant bugs and nymphs were caged on plants of these isolines and were allowed to oviposit. Sufficient time was allowed for subsequent development of eggs. Counts of nymphal emergence showed that the nectariless trait significantly reduced numbers of plant bug nymphs 64 and 40% in the first and second tests, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1984

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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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