Food preferences of a false wireworm, Eleodes suturalis

Calkins, C.O. and Kirk, V.M. (1973) Food preferences of a false wireworm, Eleodes suturalis. Environmental Entomology, 2 (1). pp. 105-108.

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When larvae and adults of Eleodes suturalis (Say) were offered 34 types of seeds (from 31 species of plants), both stages consumed almost all the seeds of hulless barley, hulless oats, wheat, forage sorghum, grain sorghum, sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis), and rye. When larvae only were exposed to germinating seed and growing plants (in simulated field conditions), in special greenhouse beds, sugar-beet seeds were consumed completely, although little damage had been done to these seeds in laboratory tests. In general, a larger percentage of seeds of most species was consumed in laboratory than in greenhouse tests

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Entomology Research Division, ARS, USDA, Brookings, South Dakota 57006, USA
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 06:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 06:12

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