Oviposition by Copitarsia decolora Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on and near the host plant
Oviposition preferences by Copitarsia decolora (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) were studied by counting individual eggs on and around the host plant. The females deposited significantly more eggs on the soil around the cabbage plant than on the plant. Oviposition strategies conducted by this insect pest and its ecological implications are discussed.
Se estudió la preferencia de oviposición de Copitarsia decolora (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) mediante el conteo de huevecillos sobre y alrededor de su planta hospedera. Las hembras ovipositan significativamente mayor cantidad de huevecillos alrededor de la planta hospedera que sobre ésta. Se discuten las estrategias de oviposición en este insecto plaga y sus implicaciones ecológicas.
Key Words: moth, oviposition, cabbage plant
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