Dwarf Variety of Coconut, Cocos Nucifera (Palmae), A Hostplant for the African Armyworm, Spodoptera Exempta (WLK.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

@article{Yarro1981DwarfVO,
  title={Dwarf Variety of Coconut, Cocos Nucifera (Palmae), A Hostplant for the African Armyworm, Spodoptera Exempta (WLK.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)},
  author={Jacob G. Yarro and B. L. Otindo and A. G. Gatehouse and M. Lubega},
  journal={International Journal of Tropical Insect Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={1},
  pages={361-362}
}
  • Jacob G. Yarro, B. L. Otindo, +1 author M. Lubega
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Tropical Insect Science
  • The dwarf variety of coconut, Cocos nucifera L. (Palmae), was found to be eaten by the larvae of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Wlk.). The comparison of the armyworm infestation on the leaves of the coconut seedlings and the adjacent grass species revealed lower larval density and growth rate on Coconut seedlings. This observation suggests that a small population of the African armyworm can survive and develop on the leaves of the dwarf variety of coconut. 
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