Host specificity ofTyta luctuosa [Lep.: Noctuidae], an insect associated withConvolvulus arvensis [Convolvulaceae]

Abstract

As part of a program to find biological control agents forConvolvulus arvensis L.,Tyta luctuosa (Denis & Schiffermüller), a defoliator, has been tested for host specificity in the laboratory and in field cages. While several host plants from different families are recorded in the literature, there was feeding only on members of theConvolvulaceae. There was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02373054

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