Plathypena scabra, green cloverworm, feeding, alfa lfa, soybean
The development of the green cloverworm , Plathypena scabra (F.), was studied under controlled laboratory conditions. First-stage larvae were placed on each host plant, and maintained in an environmental chamber. Larvae were checked daily, and the stadia recorded. Upon adult emergence, the sex was recorded. Results showed that larvae reared on soybean completed egg to adult development in a significantly shorter time than larvae reared on alfalfa. There was no significant difference between the developmental rates of the males on either alfalfa or soybean. However, there was a significant difference in female development between these two hosts.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Scott, Jeffery J. and Pedigo, Larry P.
"Development of the Green Cloverworm, Plathypena scabra (F.) , on Alfalfa and Soybean (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 84:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol84/iss4/6