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Population and damage projection ofSpodoptera litura(F.) on peanuts (Arachis hypogaeaL.) under different conditions using the age-stage, two-sex life table

By Shu-Jen Tuan, Chung-Chieh Lee and Hsin Chi

Abstract

The common cutworm, Spodoptera litura (Fabricus), is the most serious pest of peanuts in Taiwan. In order to devise an ecology-based and cost-effective control program, we collected life table data and consumption rates from larvae reared indoors at a constant temperature of 25°C, or outdoors at ambient temperatures during the spring and fall of 2010. A computer simulation was then used to project the population growth and damage potential of S. litura on peanuts

Topics: Arachis hypogaea, Spodoptera litura, consumption rate, life table, population projection, Animals, Arachis hypogaea, Female, Larva, Life Tables, Male, Models, Biological, Ovum, Population Dynamics, Pupa, Seasons, Spodoptera, Taiwan, Food Chain
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1002/ps.3618
OAI identifier: oai:ir.lib.nchu.edu.tw:11455/86590
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