The Biology of Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I. Life History and Behavior

@inproceedings{Shorey1962TheBO,
  title={The Biology of Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I. Life History and Behavior},
  author={Harry H. Shorey and Luis Alberto Andr{\'e}s and Robert L. Hale},
  year={1962}
}
Studies of Trichoplusia ni (Hubner), the cabbage looper, were conducted in, a greenhouse and laboratory at constant temperatures, and in the field in southern California. When larvae were reared on lima bean leaves, the total developmental time from egg deposition to adult emergence from the pupa averaged 95, 32, and 24 days for males, and 92, 30, and 23 days for females, at 14°, 23°, and 32° C, respectively. When cabbage was provided as food at 23°, 34 days were required for development of… CONTINUE READING

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