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Fall Armyworm Symposium: A Review of the Biology of the Fall Armyworm
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The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), is an agricultural pest of tropical-subtropical origin in the Western Hemisphere and can overwinter in the mild climates of south Florida and Texas; annually it reinvades much of the continental U.S. and southern Canada.
Genetic population structure of migratory moths: the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
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If this differentiation results from a lack of interbreeding between Puerto Rico and the mainland and is not due to the presence of host races, then the source of immigrant fall armyworm for the eastern United States is not the Puerto Rican area but more likely overwintering populations from southern Florida, Texas, or Mexico.
Sex pheromone chemistry of the female tobacco budworm moth,Heliothis virescens
TLDR
Seven compounds identified from the heptane washes of the ovipositor of femaleHeliothis virescens (F.) females were identified and specificity of pheromonal signals among the two species is ostensibly dependent upon one or more of the three additional compounds produced by femaleH.
First Report of Vidalia Onion (Allium cepa) Naturally Infected with Tomato spotted wilt virus and Iris yellow spot virus (Family Bunyaviridae, Genus Tospovirus) in Georgia.
TLDR
While the incidence of IYSV and TSWV in the Vidalia onion crop has been documented, more research is needed to illuminate their potential danger to Vidalia onions.
Sex pheromone chemistry of female corn earworm moth,Heliothis zea
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Stimuli containing a binary mixture of (Z)-11-hexadecenal and (Z-9-hexadese) or the binary mixture in combination with any of the other aldehydes identified from the females elicited intense attraction and close-range precopulatory reactions from H. zea males.
Commercial tomato production handbook
1985 Fall Armyworm Symposium: Migration and Population Dynamics: Fall Armyworm Distribution and Population Dynamics in the Southeastern States
TLDR
Pheromone trap captures indicate that the conditions following extremely low winter temperatures may influence FAW populations more than extreme low temperatures alone, and thesynchrony of emerging FAW adults at overwintering sites timed with the availability and amounts of susceptible stages of corn planted in more northerly areas may be the most important factors determining the magnitude ofFAW populations each year throughout the southeastern states.
Confirmed Distribution and Occurrence of Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in the Southeastern United States
TLDR
All life stages of the insect were observed only on kudzu and soybean which, to date, are the only confirmed reproductive host plants of M. cribraria in its expanded North American range.
Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Parasitoids: Differential Spring Distribution and Incidence on Corn and Sorghum in the Southern United States and Northeastern Mexico
TLDR
Evidence of differential distribution of some species was indicated by their native scarcity or abundance in defined geographical areas within the temporal limits of the study, particularly in north Florida and in the other states, where rates of parasitization ranged from 9.4% in Alabama to 21.7% in Mississippi–Louisiana.
Radar Observations and Collections of Insects in the Gulf of Mexico
TLDR
If the insects can cross the Gulf of Mexico, then Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico may be additional sources of early-season infestations in the United States.
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