oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Selective oviposition by the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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