Reproduction and Development of the Potato Stalk Borer, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with Notes on Field Biology

@article{Cuda1986ReproductionAD,
  title={Reproduction and Development of the Potato Stalk Borer, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with Notes on Field Biology},
  author={J. Cuda and H. R. Burke},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
  year={1986},
  volume={79},
  pages={1548-1554}
}
Biological studies of the potato stalk borer (PSB), Trichobaris trinotata (Say), were conducted in central Texas from July 1981 to August 1982. The PSB oviposits in the stem terminals of horsenettles, Solanum carolinense L., in the field. Cultivated potatoes, Solanum tuberosum L., served as the host for laboratory rearing studies. Subsequent development occurred in the stems of the host plants. The duration of the egg and combined larva stages averaged 7.4 and 58.4 days, respectively, in the… Expand
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