The Performance of Two Chewing Insects on Water-Stressed Food Plants in Relation to Changes in Their Chemical Composition.

@inproceedings{Miles1982ThePO,
  title={The Performance of Two Chewing Insects on Water-Stressed Food Plants in Relation to Changes in Their Chemical Composition.},
  author={Peter L. Miles and Don Aspinall and At Correll},
  year={1982}
}
The rate of development of caterpillars of Pieris rapae L. on rape leaves was not affected by whether their host plants were water-stressed or not, nor were weights of the pupae affected. Survival was high on unstressed plants and was not enhanced on stressed plants. Similarly, the rate of development of larvae of Paropsis atomaria Oliver and the weight of the prepupae were unaffected by stress in young shoots of red gum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh., on which the larvae were feeding. In… CONTINUE READING

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