Effects of Corolla Retention in Cotton on Heliothis spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Larval Numbers and Damage
Authors: Farrar, Robert R.; Bradley, J. R.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 77, Number 6, December 1984 , pp. 1470-1472(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:It has been observed that the retention of flower corollas, or “bloomtags,” on developing cotton bolls is associated with increases in the likelihood of damage to the bolls by Heliothis zea (Boddie). Data are presented to support this conclusion. This phenomenon is thought to be due to the protected nature of the feeding site and preference of larvae for flowers.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1984
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