PEST MANAGEMENT : INSECTS Feeding Preference , Fecundity , and Egg Hatch of Rice Stink Bug , Oebalus pugnax ( F . ) ( Hemiptera : Pentatomidae ) on Artificial Diet , Rice , and Alternate Host Grasses

@inproceedings{Rashid2006PESTM,
  title={PEST MANAGEMENT : INSECTS Feeding Preference , Fecundity , and Egg Hatch of Rice Stink Bug , Oebalus pugnax ( F . ) ( Hemiptera : Pentatomidae ) on Artificial Diet , Rice , and Alternate Host Grasses},
  author={Tahir Rashid and Donn T. Johnson and John L. Bernhardt},
  year={2006}
}
Feeding preference, mating frequency, fecundity, and egg hatch of rice stink bug, Oebalus pugnax (F.), were examined in the laboratory. Adult rice stink bugs were allowed to feed on one of four different food sources including barnyardgrass, dallisgrass, ryegrass, and a new artificial rice flour diet. Initially, a higher percentage of females fed on all food sources than did males. Ryegrass and dallisgrass were fed on less than the rice flour diet or barnyardgrass. The insects mated twice as… CONTINUE READING

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