Settling and Feeding Responses of Pea Weevil (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) to Flowers of Selected Pea Lines
Authors: CLEMENT, S. L.; EVANS, M. A.; LESTER, D. G.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 89, Number 3, June 1996 , pp. 775-779(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:This study characterized the settling and feeding responses of female pea weevils, Bruchus pisorum (L.), to flowers of pea lines varying in their susceptibility to pea weevil oviposition and, in so doing, sought to examine the potential of using weevil responses to flowers to screen pea germplasm for antixenosis resistance. In dual-choice laboratory tests, weevils were less frequently observed settling and feeding on Rowers of plant introduction lines (PI 196027, PI 263026) with pod antixenosis to ovipositing weevils than on flowers of 2 cultivars ('Alaska', 'Garfield') susceptible to oviposition. Weevils did not discriminate when exposed to 2 flowers from susceptible lines or 2 flowers from resistant lines. These results suggest it may be possible to use a flower assay to screen pea germplasm for antixenosis resistance to pea weevil. This study also demonstrates the application of Markov chain models for the analysis of data in which repeated categorical responses of test insects are observed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1996
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