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Abiotic and biotic factors influencing host-plant use of a generalist herbivore through plant-mediated interactions: oviposition and larval performance by the bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on canolaDownload
The bertha armyworm (BAW), Mamestra configurata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a native, polyphagous herbivore which feeds on a variety of plants in different families. In the Prairie Provinces, canola, Brassica napus L. (Brassicaceae), is a preferred host, making BAW a significant pest....
Assessment of commercially available pheromone lures for monitoring diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in canolaDownload
Abstract: Sex pheromone monitoring lures from five different commercial sources were compared for their attractiveness to male diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in canola, Brassica napus L., fields in western Canada. Lures that had the highest pheromone release...
Development of a Semiochemical-based Monitoring System for Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), in Canola in AlbertaDownload
Studies focused on developing a semiochemical-based monitoring system for Plutella xylostella (L.) using sex pheromone and Z3-hexenyl acetate. A commercially available pheromone trapping system was used to capture male moths at sites in Alberta in 2007 and 2008. Larval sampling occurred every...