Development of a Third Backup System for European Corn Borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Egg Production
Authors: Guthrie, W. D.; Jarvis, J. L.; Reed, G. L.; Robbins, J. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 78, Number 2, April 1985 , pp. 497-499(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Occasionally, fall field populations of European corn borers (ECB), Ostrinia Nubilalis Hübner, are so small that it is difficult to collect sufficient numbers of larvae to start a new culture. Our data show that diapausing larvae can be collected from a second-generation ECB maize, Zea mays L., nursery for at least 5 years consecutively without loss in virulence of the insect to cause extensive damage to susceptible genotypes of maize.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1985
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