Oviposition Preferences of the African Wild Silkmoth, Gonometa postica Walker (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on Different Substrates

  title={Oviposition Preferences of the African Wild Silkmoth, Gonometa postica Walker (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on Different Substrates},
  author={Ken Okwae Fening and Esther Kioko and Jones M. Mueke and Suresh K. Raina},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
Gonometa postica Walker (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) is currently being utilised for commercial wild silk production in Eastern Kenya. The oviposition preferences of female G. postica on four substrates in a net-sleeved cage was studied in the laboratory in the long and short rainy seasons in 2007 for two generations, i.e. early (late March to April) and late flights (late September to October) of the moth. The first generation moths laid the highest number of eggs on net sleeves followed by… Expand

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