oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The occurrence of the Army Worm [Laphygma exempta (Walk)] in and around Pretoria
|Article Title||The occurrence of the Army Worm [Laphygma exempta (Walk)] in and around Pretoria|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Agricultural Research Institute, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Nov 1952|
|Pages||122 - 128|
|Keyword(s)||Army worm, Borolia larvae, Cynodon grass, Laphygma exempta, Periodicity of outbreaks, rapid increases in populations and Spodoptera larvae|
An army worm survey was conducted in and around Pretoria from 1944 to 1947. No evidence pointing to the existence of a permanent habitat in the Pretoria region could be found although outbreaks occurred in this region during each of the four years under review.
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