Some Aspects on Oviposition Behaviour of Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Azidah, A.A. and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2006) Some Aspects on Oviposition Behaviour of Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Entomology, 3 (3). pp. 241-247. ISSN 18125670,

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Spodoptera exigua females oviposit on any host plant offered to them. However, they do show oviposition preference among the host plants. The hierarchy of oviposition preference in the three choice test was reflected in the five choice test. The oviposition hierarchy is shallot > long beans > chilly > cabbage > lady's finger. The females prefer to lay eggs on the host plant leaves especially on the abaxial compared to the other part of the plant. Besides that, the females also prefer to lay eggs on the cage. The leaves and leaf stalk position did not influence the oviposition preference.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple host plant Oviposition behaviour S. exigua Allium ascalonicum Brassica oleracea var. capitata Lepidoptera Noctuidae Spodoptera exigua
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 02:35
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 08:57

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