Feeding Response of Early- and Late-Instar Spruce Budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to Amino Acid Extracts from White Spruce

Authors: GUERTIN, CLAUDE; ALBERT, PAUL J.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 87, Number 2, April 1994 , pp. 409-416(8)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Feeding preferences and rates of early- and late-ins tar spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clemens), exposed to amino acid fractions from currently defoliated and undamaged white spruce foliage were measured to determine whether changes in feeding behavior occurred during the course of insect larval development. No significant difference was observed between the feeding preferences of early and late instars. However, the relative amounts of disks eaten by third instars were significantly higher compared with sixth instars.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1994

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