Oviposition site selection by the diamondback moth,Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)

@article{Justus2005OvipositionSS,
  title={Oviposition site selection by the diamondback moth,Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)},
  author={K. Justus and B. Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={887-898}
}
  • K. Justus, B. Mitchell
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal of Insect Behavior
  • AlthoughPlutella xylostella (L.) is a worldwide pest of cruciferous crops, relatively little is known about its oviposition behaviour. This study was undertaken to provide necessary information about mechanisms involved inP. xylostella host selection. Four oviposition behaviours were described. Moths were given artificial substrates treated with water, sinigrin, orBrassica napus (cv. Westar) squashes, combined withB. napus volatiles and/or grooves in the substrate. No eggs were deposited in the… CONTINUE READING
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