beet armyworm

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Synonyms for beet armyworm

moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables

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An insensitive acetyl cholinesterase confers resistance to methomyl in the beet armyworm Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
This study was initiated to introgress alleles for resistance to three of the most important insect pests of tomato in California, beet armyworm, tomato fruitworm, and potato aphid (Lange and Bronson, 1981), from L.
trials, 28 to 62 percent of beet armyworms that fed on the leaves of resistant chickpeas died within a few days.
Formulation and efficacy of Spodoptera exigua nucleopolyhedrovirus asa biological insecticide for beet armyworm control in the greenhouses of southern Spain.
Lee & Lee (2008) also studied the adult emergence rhythm of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hubner), and their conclusion agrees with our results.
The efficacy of transgenic Bt cotton genotype containing Cry1Ac was investigated against beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) in the field and laboratory experiments.
Now new lines of pest-resistant chickpeas could put a halt to the damage from beet armyworm moth larvae, which like to eat the crop's leaves.
Earlier this year, Tumlinson's group reported the structure of the chemical compound in beet armyworm saliva that induces corn to churn out its chemical SOS.
The beet armyworm (BAW), Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a migratory moth existing in both the eastern and western hemispheres (Smits et al.
Pfannenstiel, who is in the Beneficial Insects Research Unit at Weslaco, Texas, does most of his work on cotton and the pests that plague it, such as bollworm and beet armyworm.
Beet armyworm larvae suffered severely stunted growth when nurtured on leaves from tomato plants in which proteinase inhibitors I and II had accumulated after mechanical wounding.
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence about what attracts the beet armyworm to particular plants and fields.