Impact of ant predation and heat on carob moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) mortality in California date gardens.

Abstract

Dates, Phoenix dactylifera L., undergo a natural fruit abscission during the summer in California date gardens. Many of the abscised dates become lodged in the date bunch, and we demonstrated that carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller), prefer to use these dates as a reproduction host compared with dates that fall to the ground. We also found that… (More)

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@article{Nay2005ImpactOA, title={Impact of ant predation and heat on carob moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) mortality in California date gardens.}, author={Justin E Nay and Thomas M. Perring}, journal={Journal of economic entomology}, year={2005}, volume={98 3}, pages={725-31} }