Adult movements of newly introduced alien Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from non-host habitats.

@article{Toepfer2006AdultMO,
  title={Adult movements of newly introduced alien Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from non-host habitats.},
  author={Stefan Toepfer and Nora Levay and J{\'o}zsef K{\'a}roly Kiss},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={327-35}
}
Mark-release-recapture experiments were undertaken in order to investigate the movement of adult Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte from accidental introduction points towards suitable habitats, such as its host plant, Zea mays L. In Hungary in 2003 and 2004, nine mark-release-recapture experiments were carried out in a grass steppe area and lucerne field, in which two small maize fields (10x10 m) had been planted 300 m distant from the central release point. After each release of 5500 to… CONTINUE READING