Performance and host preference of Ascia monuste (Lepidoptera, Pieridae).

  title={Performance and host preference of Ascia monuste (Lepidoptera, Pieridae).},
  author={Hallan C Barros and Fernando S{\'e}rgio Zucoloto},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={45 1},
Experiments were conducted to determine the performance and host preference of Ascia monuste using kale (Brassica oleraceae, var. Acephala) and mustard (B. juncea). These plants differ significantly in water and nitrogen content, with mustard having larger amounts of water and kale larger amounts of nitrogen. The performance results confirmed that kale is a better food source than mustard for the species, even when eggs were collected on mustard leaves in the field. However, when eggs were… CONTINUE READING

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