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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Plathypena scabra, green cloverworm, feeding, alfa lfa, soybean

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

December 1977

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

84

Issue

4

First Page

144

Last Page

145

Copyright

© Copyright 1977 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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