Temperature and Diet Effect on Black Cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Larval Development
Authors: SANTOS, LUISA; SHIELDS, ELSON J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 91, Number 1, February 1998 , pp. 267-273(7)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The effect of 3 constant temperatures (18,24, and 30°C) and diet (artificial diet and corn) on larval development rate, growth, and survival was studied. Larvae required 6-9 instars to complete larval development. The development rates, development time, larval and pupal weight, and larval head capsules were influenced by the diet regime but not by temperature. Survival was lower for larvae fed on corn and for larvae reared at 18°C. Larvae took longer to develop and required a greater number of instars to complete development on corn than on artificial diet
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1998-02-01
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