Development and Use of a Machine for Recovery of Arthropods from Plant Leaves

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Abstract:

A "washing machine" was developed to recover spider mites, Tetranychus spp., from multiple-leaf samples of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., and procedures were developed to recover and count them. The equipment and procedures are described, and data are presented to verify the accuracy and efficiency of our leaf wash technique. The equipment and procedures have also been used for recovery and counting of insects and spider mites on grain heads and leaves of a variety of plant types.

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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