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Effect of constant temperature on the development of Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on eggplant.

Kay, I.R. (2010) Effect of constant temperature on the development of Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on eggplant. Australian Journal of Entomology, 49 (4). pp. 359-362.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-6055.2010.00764.x...

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Abstract

Abstract Sceliodes cordalis, eggfruit caterpillar, is an important pest of eggplant in Australia but little information was available on its biology. This study was conducted to determine the effect of temperature on the development on eggplant of eggs, larvae and pupae. Insects were reared at five constant temperatures from 20.5°C to 30.5°C with a 12:12 L : D photoperiod and the thermal summation model was fitted to the developmental rate data. Developmental zeroes and thermal constants of 11.22°C and 61.32 day-degrees for eggs, 12.03°C and 179.60 day-degrees for larvae, and 14.43°C and 107.03 day-degrees for pupae were determined. Several larvae reared at 20.5°C entered diapause.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:DEEDI
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Keywords:Aubergine; eggfruit caterpillar; thermal summation; temperature; fruit; pests; biology.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Plant culture > Vegetables
Deposited On:23 May 2011 01:21
Last Modified:23 May 2011 01:21

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