oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Selective oviposition by the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
|Article Title||Selective oviposition by the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *Summer Grain Centre, Potchefstroom. **Winter Rainfall Region, Elsenburg. ***Department of Entomology, University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Mar 1989|
|Pages||105 - 108|
|Keyword(s)||Busseola fusca, Damage assessment, Insecticides, Maize, Ovipositional response, Selective oviposition and Sorghum|
Selective oviposition by Busseola fusca was investigated using two maize hybrids of different phenotypical characteristics. Significantly more and larger egg batches were obtained from the hybrid with thicker stalks. The phenomenon might be of importance in damage assessment studies of crops.
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