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Survival and development of gypsy moths (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) on corn and soybean foliage



Survival and development of gypsy moths (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) on corn and soybean foliage



Journal of Economic Entomology 90(1): 147-153



The availability of suitable hosts is a major factor influencing insect migration. We examined gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L., feeding and development on corn, Zea mays L., and soybeans, Glycine max Merr., plants widely available in midwestern states, to determine their potential to influence patterns of gypsy moth migration and establishment outside of the northeastern forests. Although corn did not seem to be a suitable host for gypsy moth larvae, soybean leaves were acceptable, and approximately 50% of the larvae reared on soybean leaves developed to the adult stage. The extent of foliar feeding and the level of larval developmental performance differed significantly among 4 soybean cultivars evaluated, indicating a wide range of suitability to gypsy moth herbivory. Previously demonstrated resistance to Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis Mulsant, in soybean lines correlated well with resistance to gypsy moth herbivory. Gypsy moth survival and development to fertile adults on soybean leaves is a new finding that is not likely to have immediate economic impact but could have dispersal significance if soybeans prove to be a suitable alternate host.

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DOI: 10.1093/jee/90.1.147


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