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Ecology and behavior of first instar larval Lepidoptera.
Experimental and manipulative studies are vital for an understanding of theories linking female oviposition behavior with larval survival, plant defense theory, and population dynamics, as well as modern crop resistance breeding programs.
Lantana: Current Management Status and Future Prospects
This book is a resource for land managers and researchers on methods of lantana control, particularly biocontrol.
TEMPERATURE AND RATE OF DEVELOPMENT IN DANAUS PLEXIPPUS L. AND D. CHRYSIPPUS L. (LEPIDOPTERA:NYMPHALIDAE)
- M. Zalucki
- 1 November 1982
The linear model accurately predicted development times under fluctuating temperatures for D. plexippus and D. chrysippus, and the effect of this thermal time scale on competition between the 2 species is discussed.
Development and Survival of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) at Constant and Alternating Temperatures
Abstract Survival and development time from egg to adult emergence of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), were determined at 19 constant and 14 alternating temperature regimes from 4 to…
The Biology and Ecology of Heliothis-Armigera (hubner) and Heliothis-Punctigera Wallengren (lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Australia - What Do We Know
The taxonomy and identification of Heliothis armigera and H. punctigera, their distribution and host plants in Australia, the effect of host plant on reproduction and on the development and survival…
Evolutionary principles and their practical application
- A. Hendry, M. Kinnison, +13 authors Scott P Carroll
- Biology, MedicineEvolutionary applications
- 1 March 2011
This work explores several key evolutionary principles under four main themes: variation, selection, connectivity, and eco‐evolutionary dynamics and illustrates their use in addressing applied problems.
Estimating the Economic Cost of One of the World's Major Insect Pests, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): Just How Long is a Piece of String?
- M. Zalucki, A. Shabbir, Rehan Silva, David Adamson, Liu Shu-sheng, M. Furlong
- Biology, MedicineJournal of economic entomology
- 1 August 2012
The analysis suggests that greater efforts at implementation of even basic integrated pest management would reduce insecticide inputs considerably, reducing negative environmental impacts and saving many hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning coloration
The history of the monarch's evolutionary origin and global dispersal is uncovered, the strongest signatures of selection associated with migration centre on flight muscle function, resulting in greater flight efficiency among migratory monarchs, and that variation in monarch warning colouration is controlled by a single myosin gene not previously implicated in insect pigmentation.
It’s the first bites that count: Survival of first‐instar monarchs on milkweeds
A summary of detailed field-based studies of the early-stage survival of a specialist lepidopteran herbivore is presented, showing first-instar larvae of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, generally grew faster and survived better on leaves when latex flow was reduced by partial severance of the leaf petiole.
Detrimental effects of latex and cardiac glycosides on survival and growth of first‐instar monarch butterfly larvae Danaus plexippus feeding on the sandhill milkweed Asclepias humistrata
1. A novel experimental method was developed to study negative physical and chemical effects of latex and cardiac glycosides on first‐instar monarch butterfly larvae in their natural environment in…