Phenology of Adult European Corn Borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Virginia

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Adult European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), moth flight was observed in Bedford County (1980–1981) and at Painter, Va. (1958–1981, inclusive). Average weekly catches of moths taken from black light traps were plotted as a function of cumulative degree-days (above 10°C).For the 2-year period in Bedford County, peak adult moth flight occurred at 307, 1,084,and 1,516 degree-days, and peak moth flight was observed at 232, 807, and 1,440 degree-days over the 24-year period at Painter. Equations resulting from regression of the probit of cumulative percentage of adult moth flight on cumulative degree-days may be used to predict adult European corn borer phrenology in Virginia.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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