Pink Boll worm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): Laboratory Studies on the Effect of Cotton Plant Material on Mating and Oviposition of Laboratory-Reared and Feral Moths
Authors: HENNEBERRY, T. J.; CLAYTON, T. E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 83, Number 5, October 1990 , pp. 1837-1840(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Percentages of mating and spermatophores per female of feral but not laboratory- reared pink boll worm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), moths were increased near cotton plant material. Oviposition of feral and laboratory-reared moths increased near cotton plant material. Laboratory-reared pairs tended to begin mating about 1 to 2 h earlier than feral moths. Time in copula ranged from 67 to 81 min and 67 to 79 min for laboratory-reared and feral moth pairs, respectively. Feral female moths laid a higher percentage (66%) of their eggs on the cotton plant material, whereas laboratory-reared females laid a higher percentage (90%) on paper towel oviposition substrates.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1990-10-01
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