Learning in host selection in Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  title={Learning in host selection in Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)},
  author={Cunningham and Jallow and Wright and Zalucki},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  volume={55 1},
The effect of experience on pre- and post-alighting host selection in adult female Helicoverpa armigera was tested in an indoor flight cage, and in a large greenhouse. The moths had experienced either tobacco or tomato plants (both are hosts of H. armigera) for 3 days, or were given no experience. Individuals were then released and their host selection assessed. All individuals caught in the greenhouse were identified and tested for post-alighting acceptance on each host. Experience… CONTINUE READING

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