Host plant choice experiments of Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Virginia.

@article{Hitchner2008HostPC,
  title={Host plant choice experiments of Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Virginia.},
  author={Erin M. Hitchner and Thomas P Kuhar and Joseph Clifton Dickens and Roger R Youngman and Peter B. Schultz and Douglas G. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={859-65}
}
Field and laboratory-choice experiments were conducted to understand aspects of host plant orientation by the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in Virginia. In laboratory bioassays, L. decemlineata oriented to volatiles emitted by potato, Solanum tuberosum L., foliage over both tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum L., and eggplant, Solanum melongena L., foliage, and eggplant over tomato foliage, all of which had been mechanically damaged. Field choice… CONTINUE READING

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