Effect of host plants on life-history traits of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

@article{Saeed2009EffectOH,
  title={Effect of host plants on life-history traits of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)},
  author={Shafqat Saeed and Ali Hussnain Sayyed and Ijaz Ahmad},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={83},
  pages={165-172}
}
Host plants play an important role in population increases and outbreaks of cosmopolitan polyphagous insect pest, such as Spodoptera exigua (Hübner; Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). We investigated the impact of various host plants (cauliflower, peas, and wheat) on fitness and relative growth rate of S. exigua and intrinsic rate of population increase. The S. exigua population was collected from cauliflower fields from Multan, Pakistan. Comparison of various life-history traits on three different host… CONTINUE READING